Monday 17 September 1917


It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, directed by Marshall Neilan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy

Country: United States

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The Gulf Between

The Gulf Between

Directed by: Wray Physioc

Starring: Grace Darmond, Niles Welch, Herbert Fortier

Country: United States

The Seven Pearls

The Seven Pearls

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Starring: Mollie King, Creighton Hale, Lon Bary

Country: United States

Ko yue no yami

Ko yue no yami

Directed by: Kaichi Yamamoto

Starring: June Caprice, Kittens Reichert, Florence Ashbrooke

Country: United States

Hilde Warren und der Tod

Hilde Warren und der Tod

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1917 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • William Grut: Swedish pentathlete (d. 2012).
  • Ib Melchior: Danish-American author and screenwriter (d. 2015).
  • Isang Yun: South Korean-German composer and educator (d. 1995).
  • Lawrence Jacob: Atlantic City, New Jersey -- Artist (Sanitarium).
  • Peter Bennett: London, England -- Actor (Leonides-Adventures of Sir Lancelot).
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Old Grey Mare - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Huckleberry Finn - Van & Schenck

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1185


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

Bart lives with his aunt and uncle in a modest house in a modest village. He befriends a girl from a higher social class, but her reciprocation of his flourishing love is marked by periods of disdain for his humble ...

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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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