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Tuesday 17 August 1920

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maureen O'Hara and 1999 Izmit earthquake. Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1920

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States

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Sumurun

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

Country: United States

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The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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High and Dizzy

Directed by: Hal Roach

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

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The Mollycoddle

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery, Paul Burns

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • In memory of Ray Chapman (died August 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1920 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Love Nest - John Steel
  2. All the Boys Love Mary - Van & Schenck
  3. So Long, Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone) - Frank Crumit
  4. Introduction and Tarantelle - Jascha Heifetz

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