Wednesday 15 August 1923
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simon Peres [Persky] and Rose Marie in New York City.
Hollywood, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
while The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim 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 15 August 1923 ?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Simon Peres [Persky]: Premier of Israel.
- Rose Marie in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Sally Rogers - Dick Van Dyke Show).
- Rose Marie: American entertainer who began as a child actress known as Baby Rose Marie.
- Marcel Pouget: France Painter.
- Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
- Mexico and US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1923 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Louisville Lou - Arthur Gibbs & His Gang
- Who's Sorry Now? - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- Morning Will Come - Al Jolson
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