Sunday 12 August 1917
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Douglas Gunsekera and Angèle Vannier.
The Manxman, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
You can also have a look at the whole 1917 or at August 12 across the years.
Have a look at the old newspapers from 12 August 1917 and get them!
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
Which were the important events of 12 August 1917 ?
See other famous people born on 12 August
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
Till the Clouds Roll By - Vernon Dalhart
Till the Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton & James Harrod
All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Charles Harrison
Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! - Elizabeth Brice
Search For Your Ancestors
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Make this date unforgettable
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
What news were making the headlines those days in August 1917?
- Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180
- Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1179
- Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1178
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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 ...
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 ...
A tale of the Great War, as the Red Planet's glow bathes England in the ruby colors of military conquest. . .
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.
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Tell the world why 12 August 1917 is such a special date for you!