Thursday 24 August 1911
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karl AF Schiller and Viktor Barna.
A Balkan Episode, directed by Theo Frenkel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1911 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Karl AF Schiller: West German economist / SPD-minister.
- Viktor Barna: Hungarian-English table tennis player (d. 1972).
- Lofty England: English automotive engineer and race team manager (d. 1995).
- Durward Kirby: American television host and announcer (d. 2000).
- Michel Pablo: Egyptian-Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Don't Wake Me Up, I'm Dreaming - Walter Van Brunt
- That Railroad Rag - Walter Van Brunt
- In the Land of Harmony - Arthur Collins
- Infanta March - Fred Van Eps
- The Mississippi Dippy Dip - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
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