Wednesday June 24, 1908
US date format: 6/24/1908, UK date format: 24/6/1908
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Marina Ladynina and Tullio Pinelli.
Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 24, 1908?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
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- Yanks replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is destined to have worse won-lost pct of any Yankee mgr 27-71 (.276)
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 24, 1908?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
- Haydn Quartet - Love Me and the World is Mine
- Henry Burr - As Long as the World Rolls On
- Harry Macdonough & Elise Stevenson - Kiss Duet (Sweetest Maid of All)
- Billy Murray - Bon-Bon Buddy
- Arthur Pryor's Band - Happy Days March