Tuesday 17 August 1920
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include 1999 Izmit earthquake and Maureen O'Hara.
The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
while The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre 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 17 August 1920 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- 1999 Izmit earthquake
- Maureen O'Hara: Irish-American actress who was particularly popular in American movies of the 1940s and '50s.
- Georgia Gibbs: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire).
- Lida Moser: American photographer and author (d. 2014).
- In memory of Ray Chapman (died August 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- When My Baby Smiles at Me - Billy Murray & Rachel Grant (Gladys Rice)
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