Saturday 14 September 1918
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jack Somack and Cachao Lopez.
Johanna Enlists, directed by William Desmond Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Jack Somack: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show).
- Cachao Lopez: Cuban musician (d. 2008).
- Giuseppe Rinaldi: Italy Actor.
- Paul Bonneau: Moret sur Loing Musician.
- Georges Berger: Belgian race car driver (d. 1967).
- Cachao López: Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1918 ?
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- The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady - Lewis James
- When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France - Marion Harris
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