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..
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
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 1916?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Prince's Orchestra - St. Louis Blues
- Olive Kline (as Alice Green) - Kiss Me Again