Tuesday 2 October 1917
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francis Jackson and William Marshall III.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, directed by Marshall Neilan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1917 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Francis Jackson: Organist and master of Music / York minister.
- William Marshall III: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Blacula, Honky).
- Marcel Durliat: French art historian, a professor at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, and author of books on Romanesque art.
- Rosaleen Norton: Australian artist and occultist, a witch who used the craft name of Thorn.
- Christian de Duve: English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013).
- Charles Drake: Geologist, dies of heart attack at 92
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- La Marseillaise - Frances Alda backed by The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
- Over There - American Quartet
- American Quartet - Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France
- John McCormack - Keep the Home Fires Burning
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