Thursday 26 January 1905
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 26, 1905). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Maria von Trapp and Charles Lane (actor).
Over the Hedge, directed by Tim Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1905 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Maria von Trapp: Austrian-American singer (d. 1987).
- Charles Lane (actor)
- Marquess of Bath: English large landowner / multi-millionaire.
- John Heenan: British ecclesiastic, a pugnacious Cardinal Archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church.
- P Jacob: German actor, radio announcer, playwright and director, who died on 20 July 1977 in Schwäbisch Hall.
- John Carmel Heenan: Essex, England -- Cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75).
- Walter Jacob: Germany Actor.
- Charles Lane: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show).
- Bernard Minetti: German stage/film/tv actor, director, wrote autobiography.
- Maria Augusta von Trapp: Austria -- Singer - inspired "Sound of Music".
- Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea.
- The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.62135 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1905 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Love's Old Sweet Song - Corrine Morgan
- Sweet Thoughts of Home - Harry Macdonough
- My Cozy Corner Girl - Harry Macdonough
- Nellie Melba - Good-bye
- Runaway Motor Car - Billy Murray
- The Transformation Scene from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Len Spencer