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Friday 5 May 1916

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George-William Higgins and Zail Singh. Schuhpalast Pinkus, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May

Country: United States

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The End of the World

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Moritz Bielawski, Alf Blutecher, Johanne Fritz-Petersen

Country: United States

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Hoodoo Ann

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, William H. Brown

Country: United States

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Hell's Hinges

Directed by: Charles Swickard

Starring: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing

Country: United States

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Burlesque on Carmen

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jack Henderson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1916 ?

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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Famous Deaths:
  • John MacBride: Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (Born 1865).
  • US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.
  • United States Marines invade the Dominican Republic.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Beautiful Isle of Somewhere - John McCormack
  2. John Barnes Wells - Memories

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1114
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1113
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1112


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


By: Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

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Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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Life and Gabriella

By: Ellen Glasgow

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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