Monday 8 May 1916
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Swami Chinmayananda and Gordon Scarrott.
Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster 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 May 1916 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Swami Chinmayananda: Indian spiritualist (d. 1993).
- Gordon Scarrott: engineer.
- Joao Havelange: Brazilian industrialist.
- Chet Aubuchon: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season, 1946-47.
- João Havelange: Brazilian water polo player lawyer and businessman.
- Chinmayananda Saraswati: Indian spiritual leader and educator (d. 1993)
- German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway - Elsie Baker
- Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? - Anna Chandler
- Memories - Henry Burr
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