Friday 27 August 1909
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lester W "Pres" Young and Sidney R Yates.
Sherlock Holmes V, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
while The Silver Horde by Rex Beach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Lester W "Pres" Young: US jazz saxophonist.
- Sidney R Yates: (Rep-D-Illinois, 1949-62, 65- ).
- Sylveer Maes: Belgian bicylist.
- Sylvere Maes: Belgian cyclist (d. 1966).
- André Deluol: French sculptor who died in Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm on 26 April 2003.
- Sylvère Maes: Belgian road cyclist racer, he won twice the Tour de France, in 1936 and 39, and once Paris-Roubaix race.
- Manuel Mora Valverde: Costa Rican popular politician, lawyer and congressman, huge trajectory in the history of Costa Rica. He is remembered mainly for being a great popular leader, and one of the main managers and enactors of Social Guarantees, the Labour Code (1943), etc., and as founder of the Popular Vanguard Party.
- Charles Pozzi: French racing driver who participated in one World Championship Formula One race in 1950, the year of its inception. He died on 28 February 2001.
- Silveer Maes: Belgium sport Champion
- Lester Young: American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)
- Emil Christian Hansen: Danish fermentation physiologist (Born 1842).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1909 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid! - Bob Roberts
- I Love, I Love, I Love My Wife, but Oh You Kid! - Arthur Collins
- My Pony Boy - Peerless Quartet (Columbia Male Quartet)
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