Wednesday 16 April 1924
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Geoffrey Johnson Smith and Henry Mancini in Cleveland.
Sherlock Jr., directed by Buster Keaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while The Plastic Age by Percy Marks was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1924 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Geoffrey Johnson Smith: Actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games).
- Henry Mancini in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; composer/conductor (The Pink Panther).
- Sir John Harvey-Jones: British industrialist (d. 2008).
- Henry Mancini: American musician, conductor, composer, writer and arranger who created memorable, elegant melodies and songs such as "Moon River" from Blake Edward's "Breakfast at Tiffany's.
- John Harvey-Jones: English academic and businessman (d. 2008).
- Rudy Pompilli: American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (Born 1926)
- Madanjeet Singh: Indian diplomat author and philanthropist (d. 2013)
- Child labor laws strengthened in Holland.
- American media company ''Metro Goldwyn Mayer'' (''MGM'') is founded in Los Angeles, California.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1924 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Roamin' To Wyomin' - California Ramblers
- When It's Night Time in Italy - Lew Holtz & His Orchestra
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