Saturday 1 December 1917
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Tracy and Thomas Hayward.
The Adventurer, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 December 1917
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1917 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- William Tracy: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (To the Shores of Tripoli).
- Thomas Hayward: American tenor and actor (d. 1995).
- Marty Marion: baseball player (National League Most Valuable Player 1944).
- Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan, west of Omaha Nebraska.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- (Goodbye, and Luck Be with You) Laddie Boy - Nora Bayes
- In Lilac Time (When You Stole This Heart of Mine) - Charles King & Elizabeth Brice
- Some Sunday Morning - Ada Jones & M.J. O'Connell
- Over There - Billy Murray