Tuesday 19 August 1919
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roger Stephane and Malcolm Forbes.
The Miracle Man, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
while The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor 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 19 August 1919 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Roger Stephane: French journalist and the founder of France Observateur, 1950.
- Malcolm Forbes: CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at age 70 (born 1919).
- Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1919 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Friends - Sterling Trio
- Just as We Used to Do - Billy Murray
- Egyptland - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
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