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Friday 1 February 1918

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Muriel Spark and Maurice Laing. Go West, Young Man, directed by Harry Beaumont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tarzan of the Apes

Directed by: Scott Sidney

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman

Country: United States

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A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1918 ?

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Muriel Spark: Scottish writer best known for "the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" which was made into a motion picture.
  • Maurice Laing: life president (John Laing).
  • Ignacy Tokarczuk: Polish archbishop (d. 2012).
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  • Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes February 14)

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Life in a Trench in Belgium (Part 1) - Lieutenant Gitz Rice of the First Canadians & Henry Burr
  2. Somewhere in France is the Lily - Charles Hart
  3. I'm All Bound Round with the Mason-Dixon Line - Irving Kaufman

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

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1205
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1204
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1203


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

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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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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