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Thursday 21 January 1926

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franco Evangelisti and Raf Reymen. The Sea Beast, directed by Millard Webb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy

Country: United States

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Braveheart

Directed by: Alan Hale

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson

Country: United States

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell

Country: United States

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Tumbleweeds

Directed by: King Baggott

Starring: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield

Country: United States

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The Plastic Age

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1926 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Franco Evangelisti: Italian composer.
  • Raf Reymen: Flemish actor.
  • Paul Burke in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; actor (Neal - Dynasty).
  • Laxman Pai: Indian artist who has more than one hundred solo exhibitions to his credit including nine in Paris, where he worked for ten years (1951-1961).
  • Lyn Osborn: American actor, best remembered as 'Cadet Happy' on "Space Patrol" (1950-1955) and from his role in "Invasion of the Saucer Men" (1957).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Camillo Golgi: Italian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1843).
Facts:
  • Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties.
  • The Belgian Parliament accepts the Locarno treaties.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1926 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Revelers - Dinah
  2. My Yiddishe Momme - Willie Howard
  3. Lullaby Lane - Frank Munn
  4. Oh Boy! What A Girl - Eddie Cantor

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Arthur Capper -- Jan. 18, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1620
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Walker -- Jan. 11, 1926

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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Beau Sabreur

By: P.C. Wren

This volume contains the complete Beau Trilogy: BEAU GESTE; BEAU SABREUR and BEAU IDEAL, written by respected British writer P.C.Wren, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, in which the author served.

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