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Saturday 15 May 1926

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clermont Pepin and Randi Nordby. The Boob, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Boob

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford

Country: United States

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Der Mann ohne Nerven

Directed by: Grard Bourgeois

Starring: Harry Piel, Dary Holm, Albert Paulig

Country: United States

Sparrows

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller

Country: United States

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She

Directed by: Leander De Cordova

Starring: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette

Country: United States

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Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1926 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Clermont Pepin: Composer.
  • Randi Nordby: Norwegian actress, having her stage debut as a child actress at Det Nye Teater.
  • Richard Ringoen: American electrical engineer and CEO in charge of Ball, a can and bottle manufacuturer who has branched into aerospace.
  • Peter Shaffer: British playwright, noted for moving easily from farce to drama to portraying the agony of the human soul.
  • Anthony Shaffer: British playwright, the author of "Sleuth," a brilliant double-cross mystery thriller that won a Tony in 1971 and was made into a film.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike.
  • 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1926 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me) - Aileen Stanley

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1926?

  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1637
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Hays Hammond -- May 10, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1636

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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