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Wednesday 16 August 1922

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louis E Lomax and Gene Woodling. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922 while The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blood and Sand

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Rosa Rosanova, Leo White, Rosita Marstini

Country: United States

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Eyes of the Mummy Ma

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings

Country: United States

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Grandma's Boy

Directed by: Fred Newmeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend

Country: United States

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Missing Husbands

Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska, Georges Melchior

Country: United States

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The Trap

Directed by: Robert Thornby

Starring: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • 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:
  • Louis E Lomax: Author.
  • Gene Woodling: American baseball player, and outfielder with the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators, and the New York Mets.
  • James Casey: English comedian radio scriptwriter and producer (d. 2011).
  • Ernie Freeman: American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001).
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Facts:
  • AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1922 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I Love Her-She Loves Me (I'm Her He-She's My She) - Eddie Cantor
  2. Romany Love - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  3. John McCormack - Somewhere

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  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1441
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1440
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1439

Books

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

The Head of the House of Coombe

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners.

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Gentle Julia

By: Booth Tarkington

Although the title character, Julia, is a sweet and pretty girl with dozens of admirers, it is her young cousin Florence who really steals the show with her tart observations and complicated schemes.

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Simon Called Peter

By: Robert Keable

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.

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If Winter Comes

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

An excerpt from The North American Review, Volume 215: NOVEL-WRITING, despite some signs to the contrary, makes real progress as an art; but it is not often that the new art is combined with the old magic so effectively as ...

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