Tuesday 4 May 1926
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Enzo Garinei and Milton O Thompson.
She, directed by Leander De Cordova, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1926 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Enzo Garinei: Italian comedian, brilliant in many TV shows.
- Milton O Thompson: astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at age 66.
- Milton "Milt" Thompson: US NASA-test pilot / chief-engineer (X-15).
- Milton Thompson: American astronaut, one of dozen test pilots to fly the famed X-15 rocket plane and the first to fly the aircraft known as the lifting body, which led to the design of the space shuttle.
- Aldo Bovio: Italy Actor.
- Roland Leroy: St AuLin les Elbeuf Politician.
- David Stoddart: Baron Stoddart of Swindon English politician.
- G Reinshagen: Writer.
- General strike hits Britain
- The British General Strike begins at Midnight in support of the coal strike.
- Martial law is declared in Britain because of the general strike.
- The French navy bombards Damascus because of the Druze riots.
- Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of his diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
- Talks between the government and strikers begin in the U.K.
- Planes piloted by Major Harold Geiger and Horace Meek Hickam, students at the Air Corps Tactical School, collide in mid-air at Langley Field, Virginia. Hickam parachutes to safety.
- Roald Amundsen flies over the North Pole.
- UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a general strike by trade unions ends (the strike began on May 3).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1926 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I Love My Baby - Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
- That Certain Feeling - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
- Only a Rose - Carolyn Thompson
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