Wednesday 12 April 1916
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Connell and Louis Gauthier.
Civilization, directed by Reginald Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while Life and Gabriella by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1916 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Brian Connell: Writer / broadcaster.
- Louis Gauthier: France sport Champion.
- Umberto Dianda: Italy Military man.
- Beverly Cleary: Children's Author.
- Movita Castaneda: American actress and singer (d. 2015).
- Russell Garcia: American-New Zealand composer and conductor (d. 2011)
- Benjamin Libet: American neuropsychologist and academic (d. 2007)
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1916 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Marimba March - Blue & White Marimba Band
- Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm From Dixie Too) - Billy Murray & Irving Kaufman
- Hello, Hawaii, How are You? - Prince's Orchestra
- I Love a Piano - Billy Murray
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