Saturday 16 August 1919
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1919). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Antonis Samarakis and Karl-Heinz Euling.
The Lost Battalion, directed by Burton L. King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 August 1919
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1919 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:16 August
- August 26 ampndash First Silesian Uprising: The Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1919 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Friends - Sterling Trio
- Egyptland - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
- Just as We Used to Do - Billy Murray