Friday 5 April 1912
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Buhan and Istvan Orkeny.
Justicia de Felipe II, directed by Ricardo de Baos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
while The Street Called Straight by Basil King 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 5 April 1912 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Istvan Orkeny: Hungarian author (d. 1979).
- Jean Buhan: French champion fencer, champion in 1948 olympics.
- John Le Mesurier: English actor, well known for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army (1968–77).
- Makar Honcharenko: Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 1997).
- István Örkény: Hungarian author and playwright (d. 1979).
- Bill Roberts: English sprinter and soldier (d. 2001).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1912 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Just as My Father Used to Do - Billy Murray
- Loch Lomond - Evan Williams
- The Maids of Cadiz (Les Filles De Cadiz) - Lucy Isabelle Marsh
- If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don't Mention My Name - Billy Murray
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