Monday 11 December 1922
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grace Paley and H C Westermann.
The Making of a Man, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 11 December 1922
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1922 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Grace Paley: writer (1970 Arts and Letters Award).
- H C Westermann
- Horace Westermann: Los Angeles Writer.
- Vampira : Movie Actress.
- Dilip Kumar: Indian film actor known as Tragedy King, and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray.
- Maila Nurmi: Finnish-American actress producer and screenwriter (d. 2008).
- Grigoris Bithikotsis: Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005).
- HC Westermann: American artist, sculptor and print maker.
- End of the trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson at the Old Bailey. Both found guilty and sentenced to death.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1922 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Peerless Quartet
- The Dixie Highway - Aileen Stanley