Friday May 12, 1916

US date format: 5/12/1916, UK date format: 12/5/1916

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1916). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ellis Bonoff and Albert Murray. The Floorwalker, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 12, 1916?


  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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  • James Connolly was sat on a chair and shot dead in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, after his role in the Easter Uprising

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Floorwalker

The Floorwalker

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding

Country: United States of America

Lady Killers

Lady Killers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova, Nikolai Panov

Country: United States of America



Directed by: James Foley

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 1916?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - St. Louis Blues
  2. - Kiss Me Again

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1916 is your birthday you're 104 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 9 days.

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