Saturday 17 May 1924
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Frantisek Kovaricek and Thomas Baird.
The Chechahcos, directed by Lewis H. Moomaw, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1924 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Frantisek Kovaricek: Composer.
- Thomas Baird: Vice-admiral.
- Lord Tombs: CEO (Rolls Royce).
- Gabriel Bacquier: French baritone opera singer who debuted at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 1953.
- Claude Moss: American psychologist and writer, the author of "Hypnosis in Perspective," 1965 and "The Hypnotic Investigation of Dreams," 1967.
- Francis Tombs: Baron Tombs English engineer and politician
- 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1924 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Fare You Well, Old Joe Clark - Fiddlin' John Carson
- Limehouse Blues - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
- It's a Man, Every Time, It's a Man - Marcia Freer
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