Wednesday 17 May 1916


It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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 ?

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Mark Fenton

Country: United States

Schuhpalast Pinkus

Schuhpalast Pinkus

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ernst Lubitsch, Else Kentner, Guido Herzfeld

Country: United States



Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May

Country: United States

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Where Are My Children?

Where Are My Children?

Directed by: Tyrone Power Sr.

Starring: Robert B. Mantell, Genevieve Hamper, Stuart Holmes

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1916 ?

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cornelis A: Eman Aruban politician.
  • Bele Bachem: German painter, drawer, book illustrator, set designer, and writer.
  • John Hinde: Photographer / circus promoter.
See other famous people born on 17 May
Famous Deaths:
  • British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), first introduced.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. St. Louis Blues - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Kiss Me Again - Olive Kline (as Alice Green)

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1115


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Seventeen by Booth Tarkington


By: Booth Tarkington

Alongside William Faulkner and John Updike, Booth Tarkington is one of just three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize more than once. Tarkington accomplished the feat with Alice Adams and The Magnificent Ambersons, dramas that explored the lives of fictional ...

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When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright

When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

10 Complete Works of Harold Bell Wright Helen of the Old HouseThat Printer of Udell'sThe Calling Of Dan MatthewsThe Eyes of the WorldThe Re-Creation of Brian KentThe Shepherd of the HillsThe Uncrowned KingThe Winning of Barbara WorthTheir YesterdaysWhen A Man's ...

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Just David by Eleanor H. Porter

Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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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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