Friday August 16, 1935

US date format: 8/16/1935, UK date format: 16/8/1935

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1935). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jim Dale and Vernon Jordan. Chandu on the Magic Island, directed by Ray Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
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Chandu on the Magic Island

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton

Here's to Romance

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Nino Martini, Genevieve Tobin, Anita Louise, Maria Gambarelli

Bonnie Scotland

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Lang, William Janney

The Crusades

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

Country: United States of America

Westward Ho

Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury

Starring: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr., Jim Farley


Historical Events

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  • 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

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