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 Viktor Barna and Karl AF Schiller.
A Balkan Episode, directed by Theo Frenkel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
while The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- The Mississippi Dippy Dip - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
- Infanta March - Fred Van Eps
- In the Land of Harmony - Arthur Collins
- That Railroad Rag - Walter Van Brunt
- Don't Wake Me Up, I'm Dreaming - Walter Van Brunt
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