Wednesday 15 October 1924
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lee Iacocca and Nigel Green.
Black Magic, directed by Ho Meng-hua, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 October 1924 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Lee Iacocca: American self-made man who worked his way up to the presidency of the Ford Motor Co.
- Nigel Green: South Africa -- Actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File).
- Marguerite Andersen: German-Canadian author and educator.
- Colin Romoff in New York City: New York, USA; orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show).
- Frank McDermott: American lawyer and politician (d. 2011).
- Warren Miller: American director and screenwriter.
- Mark Lenard: Actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 68.
- President Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
- The Statue of Liberty is designated a US national monument.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1924 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Driftwood - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
- Al Jolson - I Wonder What's Become of Sally?
- The Little Old Clock on the Mantel - Russo & Fiorito's Oriole Orchestra
- Rhapsody in Blue, Parts 1 & 2 - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with George Gershwin
- Hinky Dinky Parley Voo - Billy Jones & Ernest Hare