Monday 13 December 1915
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Curt Jurgens and Ross MacDonald.
Over Night, directed by James Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915
while The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Curt Jurgens: German actor of over 100 films, but considered his greatest achievements on stage.
- Ross MacDonald: Detective Novelist (Goodbye Look).
- B J Vorster: Prime Minister of South Africa 1966-1978 (d. 1983).
- Ross Macdonald: American-Canadian mystery writer who used the same chair for writing for three decades.
- Blathazar Vorster: South African Prime Minister, succeeded Verwoerd after his assassination in 9/1966.
- Curd Jurgens: German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982).
- Ross Mac: Los Gatos Writer.
- B Vorster: South African lawyer and politician 4th State President of South Africa (d. 1983).
- Mark Stevens: Cleveland, Ohio -- Actor (Big Town, Martin Kane).
- Balthazar Johannes: Vorster Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77).
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