Sunday 21 May 1916
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Harold Robbins and Lydia Mendoza.
The Floorwalker, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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What the sky looked like on 21 May 1916
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1916 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Harold Robbins: American author of popular novels.
- Lydia Mendoza
- Leonard Manasseh: architect.
- Helen Willis Moody Roark: Tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31).
- Tinus Osendarp: Dutch sprinter and police officer (d. 2002).
- Joseph Janni: producer.
- Harold Robbins New York City: New York, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy).
- Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time).
- Britain initiates daylight saving time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Wake Up, America! - James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler)
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain
- The Old Refrain - John McCormack