Sunday 15 April 1917


It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Cheerful Givers, directed by Paul Powell, 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 ?

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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The Poor Little Rich Girl

The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1917 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hans Conried: Baltimore, Maryland -- Actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy).
  • James Kee: American lawyer and politician (d. 1989).
  • Elmer Gedeon: American baseball player with the Washington Senators.
  • Pietro Grossi: Italian composer, pioneer of computer music, visual artist, cellist and hacker ahead of his time.
  • Mildred Baass: American poet, who served as the Poet Laureate of Texas from 1993 to 1995.
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (And Smile, Smile, Smile) - Knickerbocker Quartet
  2. Pray for Sunshine - Al Jolson
  3. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Ada Jones

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1163


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

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.

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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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