Wednesday 23 April 1919
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Oleg Penkovsky and Dorian Leigh.
The Red Lantern, directed by Albert Capellani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1919 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Oleg Penkovsky: Russian Colonel in the military, an intelligence member and an undercover agent.
- Dorian Leigh: San Antonio, Texas -- Model, sister of Suzy Parker.
- Talivaldis Kenins: composer.
- Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season.
- The Constituent Assembly of Estonia convenes its first session.
- The ''Bauhaus'' architectural movement is founded in Weimar, Germany.
- ANZAC day is observed for the first time in Australia.
- Pancho Villa takes Parral, Chihuahua, in Mexico, and executed by hanging both the mayor and his two sons.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1919 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Madelon - Victor Military Band
- Arthur Fields - How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)