Wednesday 17 January 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Oskar Morawetz and Ulyses Simpson Kay.
Great Expectations, directed by Robert G. Vignola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Oskar Morawetz: Svetla, Czechoslovakia -- Composer.
- Ulyses Simpson Kay: Composer.
- Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran (MGR) Indian film star: politician.
- M G Ramachandran: Indian politician, actor (d. 1987).
- Ramon Cardemil: Chilean huaso (d. 2007).
- Ulysses Kay: American musician, composer and college professor. Both his parents loved music and he began playing the piano at age 6 with encouragement from his famous musical uncle, King Oliver. He advanced to the violin two years later; and two years after that, age 12, he began mastering the alto saxophone. In high school he joined the marching and jazz bands and formed a jazz quintet, enamored of the music of Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, which he heard on the radio. In 1938, he graduated from the Uni
- Ramón Cardemil: Chilean horse rider (d. 2007)
- M Ramachandran: Indian actor director and politician 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)
- Hendrik Goeman Borgesius Dutch politician: dies at age 70.
- The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Horace Wright - My Own Iona
- The Baseball Game - Weber & Fields
- I Ain't Got Nobody Much - Marion Harris
- Sometimes You Get a Good One and Sometimes You Don't - Anna Chandler
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