Monday 21 December 1908
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simone Alma and Luigi Barzini.
A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1908 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Simone Alma: French singer and actress, known for the film "La forêt qui tue" (1927).
- Pat Weaver: Los Angeles, California -- TV Executive (started Today show).
- Luigi Barzini: Italian politician and writer, a columnist and journalist, he wrote for many magazines and produced several noteworthy books that include "The Italians" (1964).
- Edouard Ainciart: France sport Champion.
- Herbert Hutner: American banker and attorney (d. 2008).
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