Monday 16 August 1920
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Bukowski and Jean-Pierre Grédy.
Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1920 ?
- 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
- Charles Bukowski: German-American writer who traveled throughout the U.S.
- Jean-Pierre Grédy
- Jean-Pierre Gredy: French playwright who writes with Pierre Barillet.
- J Norman Lockyer: English physicist (discovered helium in Sun).
- Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. To date, Chapman is the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
- The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- The Love Nest - John Steel
- All the Boys Love Mary - Van & Schenck
- So Long, Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone) - Frank Crumit
- Introduction and Tarantelle - Jascha Heifetz