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Wednesday 20 January 1926

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Patricia Neal and Bernard Lavalette. The Sea Beast, directed by Millard Webb, 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.
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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alan Hale

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson

Country: United States

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell

Country: United States

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Directed by: King Baggott

Starring: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield

Country: United States

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The Plastic Age

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1926 ?

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patricia Neal: American actress who was a Broadway success from her stage debut in 1945.
  • Bernard Lavalette: French actor who specializes in supporting roles in film, often playing "official" characters such as an Admiral, Colonel, MP, minister or prefect.
  • David Tudor: American pianist and composer (d. 1996).
  • Patricia Neal in Packard: Kentucky, USA; actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses).
  • Robert L Van Citters: Cardiology / advisory panelist / UW dean.
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  • 2nd German government of Luther begins

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Oh Boy! What A Girl - Eddie Cantor
  2. Revelers - Dinah
  3. Lullaby Lane - Frank Munn
  4. My Yiddishe Momme - Willie Howard

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Arthur Capper -- Jan. 18, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1620
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Walker -- Jan. 11, 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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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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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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