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Friday 20 August 1920

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Press Maravich and Arnold Green. Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1920

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Movies

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Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States

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Sumurun

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

Country: United States

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The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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High and Dizzy

Directed by: Hal Roach

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

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The Mollycoddle

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery, Paul Burns

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Press Maravich: American basketball player and father of "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
  • Arnold Green: Estonian soldier and politician (d. 2011).
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Facts:
  • Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League.
  • Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes.
  • The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.
  • The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 1920 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Love Nest - John Steel
  2. All the Boys Love Mary - Van & Schenck
  3. So Long, Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone) - Frank Crumit
  4. Introduction and Tarantelle - Jascha Heifetz

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