Friday 13 December 1935
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kenneth Ring and Karim Aga Khan.
Captain Blood, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
while Time Out of Mind by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 December 1935 ?
- 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.
- Kenneth Ring: American psychologist, author of acclaimed works on the near-death experience, "Life at Death" 1980 and "Heading Toward Omega" 1984.
- Karim Aga Khan: Prince / billionaire / husband of Rita Hayworth.
- Thomas Wakefield: Writer.
- Bonno Spieker: Dutch second Chamber member (PvdA).
- Ken Hall: American football player.
- Joe Christopher: Virgin Islander baseball player.
- Kenneth Hall: American football player.
- Lindy McDaniel: American baseball player.
- Türkan Saylan: Turkish physician and academic (d. 2009).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1935 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- The Music Goes Round and Around - Riley-Farley Orchestra
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