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Wednesday 20 October 1926

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 20, 1926). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ursula Happe and Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu. Mother, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin

Starring: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolay Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

Country: United States

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The Nervous Wreck

Directed by: Scott Sidney

Starring: Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain

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Danger Ahead

Directed by: Scott Pembroke

Starring: Earl McCarthy, Charlotte Merriam, Jack Cooper, Max Asher

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The Texas Streak

Directed by: Lynn Reynolds

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Blanche Mehaffey, Alan Roscoe, James A. Marcus

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The Big Swim

Directed by: Kat Green

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Historical Events

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  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ursula Happe: Germany -- 200m backstroke swimmer (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu: 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu English lieutenant and politician founded the National Motor Museum (d. 2015).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eugene Debs: American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (Born 1855).
  • Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
  • A hurricane kills 650 in Cuba.
  • A decree in Italy bans women from holding public office.
  • Leon Trotsky and Lev Kamenev are removed from the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • The Fazal Mosque (one of the first in London) is completed.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 20, 1926 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. The Birth Of The Blues - Harry Richman
  2. Baby Face - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  3. How Many Times? - Benny Krueger & His Orchestra

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