Tuesday 1 May 1917


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Il destino di un trovatello, directed by Victor Tarasco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Il destino di un trovatello

Il destino di un trovatello

Directed by: Victor Tarasco

Starring: Harry Liedtke, Ossi Oswalda, Emil Jannings

Country: United States

Cheerful Givers

Cheerful Givers

Directed by: Paul Powell

Starring: Bessie Love, Kenneth Harlan, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States

A Mormon Maid

A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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Chi no ike jigôkû

Chi no ike jigôkû

Directed by: Yaroku Kobayashi

Starring: Matsunosuke Onoe, Kakumatsuro Arashi, Suminojo Ichikawa

Country: United States

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1917 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Beradino: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Steve Hardy- General Hospital).
  • Ulric Cross: Trinidadian navigator judge and diplomat (d. 2013).
  • Ahron Soloveichik: Russian rabbi and scholar (d. 2001).
  • Danielle Darrieux: French actress, on-screen since 1930, one of the most famous actresses when Germany occupied France in 1940.
  • Aimé Barelli: French conductor, composer, singer and jazz trumpeter.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. In the Sweet Long Ago - James F. Harrison & James Reed
  2. Marche Slave, Part 1 - Prince's Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1917?

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1165


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

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

It was the sixth day of Mr. Direck's first visit to England, and he was at his acutest perception of differences. He found England in every way gratifying and satisfactory, and more of a contrast with things American than he ...

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The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller

The Light in the Clearing

By: Irving Bacheller

Bart lives with his aunt and uncle in a modest house in a modest village. He befriends a girl from a higher social class, but her reciprocation of his flourishing love is marked by periods of disdain for his humble ...

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The Red Planet by William J. Locke

The Red Planet

By: William J. Locke

A tale of the Great War, as the Red Planet's glow bathes England in the ruby colors of military conquest. . .

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The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter

The Road to Understanding

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor H. Porter was a popular American novelist at the turn of the 20th century. Best known as the author of Pollyanna, Porter wrote kids books, adventure stories, and romances that are still read today.

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