Monday 8 February 1926
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Neal Cassady and Michel Bignier.
Torrent, directed by Ricardo Cortez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren 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 February 1926 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Neal Cassady: American writer with a staccato style, a beatnik and forerunner of the hippie movement.
- Michel Bignier: French aerospace pioneer, who served as the President of the Executive Council (1967-1976) and Director General of the National Centre for Space Studies (French: Centre national d'études spatiales [CNES]), the French government space agency.
- German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership.
- Walt Disney Studios is formed.
- Sean O'Casey's ''Plough and Stars'' opens at Abbey Theater in Dublin.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1926 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bam, Bam, Bamy Shore - Ted Lewis & His Band
- The Original Charleston - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
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