Thursday December 16, 1920
US date format: 12/16/1920, UK date format: 16/12/1920
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Les Leston and Frederick Rotimi Williams.
Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 16, 1920?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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- The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
- Ma [the Benovelent]: Chinese muslim rebel (holy war).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 16, 1920?
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Art Hickman & His Orchestra - Whispering
- Nora Bayes - The Argentines, the Portugese, and the Greeks
- Henry Burr - You're the Only Girl That Made Me Cry