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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 Tina Merlin and Alain Lyrot. Beau Geste, directed by Herbert Brenon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Beau Geste

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes

Country: United States

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Fig Leaves

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver

Country: United States

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Battling Butler

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Country: United States

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Don Juan

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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So This Is Paris

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Annie Palmen: Dutch singer (d. 2000).
  • Arthur Rock: American venture capitalist.
  • Angus Scrimm: American actor and author (d. 2016).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1926 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
  2. Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
  3. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
  4. But I Do, You Know I Do - Ruth Etting

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Brisbane -- Aug. 16, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1650
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George E. Brennan -- Aug. 9, 1926


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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Beau Sabreur

By: P.C. Wren

This volume contains the complete Beau Trilogy: BEAU GESTE; BEAU SABREUR and BEAU IDEAL, written by respected British writer P.C.Wren, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, in which the author served.

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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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