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 Trebisonda Valla and Alexei Petrovich Maresiev.
Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Trebisonda Valla: Italian athlete (d. 2006).
- Alexei Petrovich Maresiev: Russian flying ace (d. 2001).
- John McIntyre: theologian.
- Cornelie Coposu: politician.
- Ondina Valla: Italian gymnast who won the Gold Medal at the 1936 summer Olympics, in Berlin, Germany.
- Owen Chadwick: English rugby player historian and academic (d. 2015)
- Alexey Maresyev: Russian soldier and pilot (d. 2001)
- Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
- Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
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)
- The Old Refrain - John McCormack
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain
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