Friday 21 March 1924
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karl Heinz Fussl and Jean Le Chatelier.
The Thief of Bagdad, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while The Plastic Age by Percy Marks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 March 1924 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Karl Heinz Fussl: Composer.
- Jean Le Chatelier: Grenoble EXecutives.
- Dov Shilansky: Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and politician (d. 2010).
- 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
- Mass Investors Trust becomes first mutual fund set up in US.
- First foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, New York City, New York).
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1924 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Mama Loves Papa - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- Say it with a Ukelele - Frank Crumit
- Will Rogers' First Political Speech - Will Rogers
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