Sunday 31 August 1913
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Foccart and Bernard Lovell.
An Old Man's Love Story, directed by Van Dyke Brooke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 31 August 1913
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1913 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Jacques Foccart: French politician, the chief adviser for the government of France on African policy as well as the co-founder of the Gaullist Service d'Action Civique (SAC) in 1959 with Charles Pasqua, which specialized in covert operations in Africa.
- Bernard Lovell: English physicist and astronomer (d. 2012).
- Michiel P Gorsira: 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67).
- Sir Bernard Lovell: English radio astronomer.
- Jean Courchet: St Rapha?l physician.
- Helen Levitt: American photographer and cinematographer (d. 2009).
- Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven Netherlands
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1913 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Your Eyes Have Told Me What I Did Not Know - Enrico Caruso
- Mother Machree - Chauncey Olcott