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Wednesday 19 May 1926

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fernand Raynaud and Swami Kriyananda. It's the Old Army Game, directed by A. Edward Sutherland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

It's the Old Army Game

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring

Country: United States

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The Boob

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller

Country: United States

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Directed by: Leander De Cordova

Starring: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette

Country: United States

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Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1926 ?

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fernand Raynaud: French stand-up comic star, an actor and a singer.
  • Swami Kriyananda: American writer, composer, playwright, photographer and singer, who is best known as a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, the first Master from India to live and teach in the West.
  • H Douglas Miller
  • Peter Zadek: German theatre and film director, play translator and screenwriter, regarded as one of the greatest directors in German-speaking theater.
  • Kriyananda : Romanian-American spiritual leader and author (d. 2013).
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  • French air force bombs Damascus, Syria.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me) - Aileen Stanley

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Philip A.S. Franklin -- May 17, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1637
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Hays Hammond -- May 10, 1926


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

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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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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