Thursday 8 January 1920
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hendrikus J Wittebold and André Cornil.
Within Our Gates, directed by Oscar Micheaux, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
while The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright 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 January 1920 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Hendrikus J Wittebold: Civil servant / resistance fighter.
- André Cornil: French criminal, sentenced to death and executed with his accomplice, Gaston Dufrenel.
- Jean Dardel: French clergyman, who was bishop of Clermont from 1974 to 1995.
- Luise Cleve: Germany Actor.
- Jacob Preus: St Paul various.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1920 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Oh! What a Pal was Mary - Edward Allen
- Nobody Knows (and Nobody Seems to Care) - Irving Kaufman & Jack Kaufman
- Broken Blossoms - Charles Harrison
- The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Rules My Heart - John Steel
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