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Friday 23 April 1926

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aram Avakian and James P Donleavy in Brooklyn. For Heaven's Sake, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

For Heaven's Sake

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Gertrude Astor

Country: United States

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Directed by: Leo Birinsky

Starring: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marcel L'Herbier

Starring: Jaque Catelain, Lonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hriat

Country: United States

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The Bat

Directed by: Roland West

Starring: George Beranger, Charles Herzinger, Emily Fitzroy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1926 ?

  • 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
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. My Castle in Spain - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  2. Song of the Vagabonds - Dennis King

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

  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1634
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Leonard Wood -- Apr. 19, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1633


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

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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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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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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