Monday 17 May 1926
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michio Kushi and Marc Honegger.
The Boob, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1926 ?
- 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
- Michio Kushi: Japanese-American entrepreneur who along with his wife, Aveline, are head of the macrobiotic movement in America, leaders in the field since the 50's.
- Marc Honegger
- Geoffrey Caston: vice chancellor (University of South Pacific).
- Lord Chamberlain: Earl of Airilet.
- Harry Shlaudeman: American diplomat.
- David Young: Lieutenant General / CEO (Cairn Tech).
- David Ogilvy: 13th Earl of Airlie English-Scottish soldier and politician.
- Dietmar Schönherr: Austrian-Spanish actor director and screenwriter (d. 2014).
- Franz Sondheimer: German-English chemist and academic (d. 1981).
- Cicely Berry: voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company).
- Earl of: Airlie.
- Lucien Herr: French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller).
- German Government of Wilhelm Marx takes power.
- Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme war lord in Canton, China.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1926 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- Rio Rita - Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra
- Always - Henry Burr
- Always - Nick Lucas
- Kentucky's Way Of Sayin' Good Morning - Brox Sisters
- After I Say I'm Sorry - Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra
- Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) - George Olsen & His Orchestra
- Here in My Arms - Leo Reisman & His Orchestra