Sunday 8 August 1926
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Anderson in Long Beach and Webb Pierce in West Monroe.
The Scarlet Letter, directed by Victor Seastrom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine 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 8 August 1926 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Richard Anderson in Long Beach: New Jersey, USA; actor (Oscar Goldman - The Six Million Dollar Man).
- Webb Pierce in West Monroe: Louisiana, USA; country singer (Ozark Jubilee).
- Richard Anderson: American actor and noted family member, married for a while to Norma Shearer's daughter.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1926 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Lonesome and Sorry - Ruth Etting
- Spanish Shawl - Blossom Seeley
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