Sunday 21 December 1924
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Paterno football coach (Pennsylvania State and Rita Reys [Maria Reijs].
Janice Meredith, directed by E. Mason Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while So Big by Edna Ferber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 21 December 1924 ?
- 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.
- Rita Reys [Maria Reijs]: Dutch jazz singer.
- Joe Paterno football coach (Pennsylvania State: Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of 1986).
- Johan W: "Jo" van Marle; KNVB-chairman (1980-93).
- Roger Segard: Hazebrouck EXecutives.
- Rita Reys: Dutch singer and actress (d. 2013).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1924 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bagdad - Paul Specht & His Hotel Alamac Orchestra
- Doodle-Doo-Doo - Eddie Cantor
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?