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 Helen Willis Moody Roark and Harold Robbins New York City.
Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Helen Willis Moody Roark: Tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31).
- Harold Robbins New York City: New York, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy).
- Leonard Manasseh: architect.
- Joseph Janni: producer.
- Harold Robbins: American author of popular novels.
- Tinus Osendarp: Dutch sprinter and police officer (d. 2002)
- Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time).
- Britain initiates daylight saving time.
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)
- The Old Refrain - John McCormack
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
- She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain
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