Saturday October 16, 1909
US date format: 10/16/1909, UK date format: 16/10/1909
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1909). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Francis Laine and Robert Trout.
The Widow, directed by Paul Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 16, 1909?
- Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
- The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, held in Seattle, Washington, closes. 3.75 million visitors attended.
- Jakub Bart-Cisinski: Sorbian writer (Born 1856).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 16, 1909?
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- Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan - My Wife's Gone to the Country (Hurrah! Hurrah!)