Friday 28 April 1916
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ferruccio Lamborghini and Paulette Coquatrix.
Schuhpalast Pinkus, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Ferruccio Lamborghini: Italian industrialist, the builder of the Lamborghini automobiles.
- Paulette Coquatrix: French costume designer, known for her work on the films The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1957), Napoléon (1955) and Le miroir à deux faces (1958).
- Enos Slaughter: American baseball player.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1916 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- What a Wonderful Mother You'd Be - Henry Burr
- Underneath the Stars - Lambert Murphy
- When You're Down in Louisville - Anna Chandler
- So Long, Letty - Olive Kline & Lambert Murphy
- Gems from Very Good, Eddie - Victor Light Opera Co.
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