Hubert Smith
Musician, bandleader, songwriter. Born May 9, 1918

Musician Hubert Smith Sr. wrote countless songs, but is best remembered for his signature hit, Bermuda Is Another World.

Smith, who performed solo and as leader of the band Hubert Smith and the Coral Islanders, was one of the Island’s most beloved entertainers during the golden era of tourism.

He received numerous awards during his career, including the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour, and was the long-time leader of the musicians’ union.

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Women’s voting bill becomes law
May 15, 1944

A bill giving Bermudian women the right to vote became the law of the land, following its passage in Parliament on April 21, 1944.

The Women’s Suffrage Act gave women the right to vote on the same basis as men and was therefore limited to property owners. Still, it was a victory for suffragettes who had campaigned for the vote for more than 20 years.

See our bio on suffragette leader Gladys Misick Morrell.

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