Thursday 19 August 1926
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Lyrot and Tina Merlin.
Beau Geste, directed by Herbert Brenon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1926 ?
- 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
- Alain Lyrot: French journalist, a reporter and correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune and spokesman for the French Ministry of Information, who later held various jobs related to publication.
- Tina Merlin: Italian writer, a journalist who wrote many articles about the Vajont Dam in which she exposed the danger and denounced the officials who took insufficient precautions.
- Annie Palmen: Dutch singer (d. 2000).
- Arthur Rock: American venture capitalist.
- Angus Scrimm: American actor and author (d. 2016).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1926 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
- Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
- The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
- But I Do, You Know I Do - Ruth Etting
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