Tuesday 13 August 1912
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Salvador Luria and Ben Hogan.
Metamorphoses, directed by Christophe Honoré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1912 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Salvador Luria: Italian writer, teacher and biologist.
- Ben Hogan: Golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84.
- Rita Johnson: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give).
- Salvador E Luria: Italian / US biologist (Nobel prize 1969).
- Jan Peeters: Dutch water colors painter / monumental artist.
- Harold Frye: American astrologer, a member of AFA in May 1976.
- Claire Cribbs: American basketball player and coach (d. 1985).
- Max Croiset: Dutch actor who appeared in 30 films between 1934 and 1993.
- Metten Koornstra: Dutch painter / graphic artist.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1912 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I'd Love to Live in Loveland with a Girl Like You - Walter Van Brunt
- Enrico Caruso - Dreams of Long Ago
- Battle Hymn of the Republic - Columbia Mixed Quartette