Saturday 20 May 1916
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ondina Valla and Alexei Petrovich Maresiev.
The Floorwalker, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 20 May 1916
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Which were the important events of 20 May 1916 ?
- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Ondina Valla: Italian gymnast who won the Gold Medal at the 1936 summer Olympics, in Berlin, Germany.
- Alexei Petrovich Maresiev: Russian flying ace (d. 2001).
- John McIntyre: theologian.
- Trebisonda Valla: Italian athlete (d. 2006).
- Owen Chadwick: English rugby player historian and academic (d. 2015).
- Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
- Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Wake Up, America! - James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler)
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain
- The Old Refrain - John McCormack