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Sunday 29 August 1920

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charlie Parker and Jean-Louis Jaubert. Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Josephine Bernard

Country: United States

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The Saphead

Directed by: Herbert Blach

Starring: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly

Country: United States

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The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1920 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charlie Parker: Known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
  • Jean-Louis Jaubert: French musician and singer, member of the group Compagnons de la Chanson, founded in 1944 in Lyon.
  • Charles White: Perth Amboy, New Jersey -- Actor (Airpot 95, Serpico).
  • Susan Damante Shaw: London, England -- Actress (Wilderness Family).
  • Charlie "Bird": Parker famous African-American jazzman.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G Minor, Op 23, No. 5
  2. St. Louis Blues - Marion Harris

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1339
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1338
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1337


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

The River's End by James Curwood. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. This is a classic tale loved by many for generations and is a great addition to any collection.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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