Thursday 17 October 1918


It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Anna Karenina, directed by Mrton Garas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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 30 days ?

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Directed by: Mrton Garas

Starring: Irn Varsnyi, Dezs Kertsz, Emil Fenyvessy

Country: United States

Shoulder Arms

Shoulder Arms

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin

Country: United States

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The Romance of Tarzan

The Romance of Tarzan

Directed by: Wilfred Lucas

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson

Country: United States

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Directed by: Sidney Franklin

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, E. Alyn Warren

Country: United States

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The Goat

The Goat

Directed by: Donald Crisp

Starring: Fred Stone, Fanny Midgley, Charles McHugh

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1918 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rita Hayworth: American actress who was one of the most famous pin-up girls of WW II.
  • Ralph Wilson: American businessman founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014).
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  • De Kooy airport in the Netherlands opens
  • Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic.
  • First use of American Code Talkers in World War I, by members of the Choctaq tribe in radio communications.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1918 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Arthur Fields
  2. While You're Away - Harry Ellis
  3. Good-Bye, Mother Machree - Harry Macdonough & Shannon Four

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1241


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

The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

May Sinclair was a 20th century British women rights activist and novelist who wrote dozens of works, from literary reviews to novels. She also wrote prose and poetry.

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The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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Dere Mable by Edward Streeter

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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