Friday 16 August 1935
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Betsy von Furstenberg and Julie Newmar in Hollywood.
The Crusades, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
while Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1935 ?
- 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
- Betsy von Furstenberg: Nelheim, Germany -- Actress (Machine Calls it Murder).
- Julie Newmar in Hollywood: California, USA; actress (Catwoman - Batman, Living Doll).
- Arnaldo Pambianco: .
- Cliff Fletcher: Canadian National Hockey League executive.
- Andreas Stamatiadis: Greek footballer and coach.
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