Friday 5 May 1911
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gilles Grangier and Frater Albertus.
A Tale of Two Cities, directed by William Humphrey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 5 May 1911
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1911 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Gilles Grangier: French film director and screenwriter.
- Frater Albertus: German alchemist, occultist, author; he founded the Paracelsus Research Society in Salt Lake City,UT.
- Edward Devitt: St Paul various.
- Giles Grangier: film director.
- Pritilata Waddedar: Indian educator and activist (d. 1932).
- Andor Lilienthal: Russian-Hungarian chess player (d. 2010).
- Phillip Edmund: Clinton Manson-Bahr specialist in tropical medicine.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Gems from The Pirates of Penzance - Victor Light Opera Co.
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Arthur Clough
- Think It Over, Mary - Byron G. Harlan