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Thursday 8 May 1919

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sultan Ismail and Lex Barker. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Daddy-Long-Legs

Directed by: Marshall A. Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell

Country: United States

Blackie's Redemption

Directed by: John Ince

Starring: Bert Lytell, Alice Lake, Henry Kolker

Country: United States

The Delicious Little Devil

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Richard Cummings, Harry L. Rattenberry

Country: United States

Halbblut

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Ressel Orla, Carl de Vogt, Gilda Langer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1919 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sultan Ismail: Hajibeyov composer.
  • Lex Barker: American actor best known for playing Tarzan of the Apes and leading characters from Karl May's novels.
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Facts:
  • 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • Appingedam soccer team forms.
  • Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day. In the United States it was called Armistice Day and is now Veterans Day.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1919 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. A Good Man is Hard to Find - Marion Harris
  2. Till We Meet Again - Prince's Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1919?

  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1270
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1269
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1268

Books

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

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

The classic book.

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Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

The darkening storm of the first World War threatens to tear apart the lives of a group of friends. At the eye of the storm is Clayton Spencer, an ambitious businessman, who must risk everything to be with the woman ...

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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

Ralph Connor was an acclaimed Presbyterian Church leader in Canada during the early 20th century, but today he is best known for being a novelist who wrote popular stories about the frontier.

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