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Monday 5 January 1920

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli. Within Our Gates, directed by Oscar Micheaux, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Within Our Gates

Directed by: Oscar Micheaux

Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin

Country: United States

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Tristan and Isolde

Directed by: Maurice Mariaud

Starring: Albert Bras, Tania Daleyme, Sylvio De Pedrelli

Country: United States

Shakuntala

Directed by: Suchet Singh

Starring: Dorothy Kingdon, Goharjaan, Samson

Country: United States

Kämpfende Gewalten oder Welt ohne Krieg

Directed by: Fritz Bernhardt

Starring: Magnus Stifter, Grete Reinwald, Alf Blutecher

Country: United States

A Man from Nowhere

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Frederick Moore, Pansy Porter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Italian pianist (d. 1995).
  • Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli: Italian musician, concert pianist, studied violin, organ & composition at milan conservatoire; has given concerts throughout world.
  • Henriette Raes: French criminal, a recidivist sentenced to three years in prison in 1995 for frequenting the best hotels and restaurants without paying the bills or paying with stolen cheques.
  • Arturo Michelangeli: Italian pianist and educator (d. 1995).
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Facts:
  • Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1920 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Oh! What a Pal was Mary - Edward Allen
  2. Nobody Knows (and Nobody Seems to Care) - Irving Kaufman & Jack Kaufman
  3. Broken Blossoms - Charles Harrison
  4. The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Rules My Heart - John Steel

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  • Science: Science vol. 51 issue 1305
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1304
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1303

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

Excerpt from Kindred of the Dust One morning, the barkentine Hathor, towing out for Delagoa Bay, dipped her house-flag, and the watch at their stations bent their gaze upon the house on the cliff.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

The River's End by James Curwood. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. This is a classic tale loved by many for generations and is a great addition to any collection.

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