Thursday 16 August 1923
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Hutton and Millor Fernandes.
Hollywood, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
while Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1923 ?
- 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
- Joe Hutton: Northumbrian piper / shepherd.
- Millor Fernandes: Brazilian playwright.
- Shimon Peres: Israeli politician born in the USSR, a cabinet minister and colleague of Rabin, co-architect of the peace process in the mid-east.
- Charles Roan: American military, United States Marine who sacrificed his life on 18 September 1944 to save those of four fellow Marines in the landing on Peleliu during World War II.
- Pierre Seel: French gay Holocaust survivor and the only French person to have testified openly about his experience of deportation during World War II due to his homosexuality.
- Millôr Fernandes: Brazilian journalist and playwright (d. 2012)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1923 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Louisville Lou - Arthur Gibbs & His Gang
- Who's Sorry Now? - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- Morning Will Come - Al Jolson
- Swinging Down the Lane - Ben Bernie & His Orchestra
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