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Monday 5 August 1918

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include d' Ormesson and Tom Drake. The Great Love, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Great Love

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron

Country: United States

Riddle Gawne

Directed by: William S. Hart

Starring: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

Shifting Sands

Directed by: Albert Parker

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Joe King, Harvey Clark

Country: United States

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

Directed by: Rex Wilson

Starring: Isobel Elsom, Owen Nares, James Lindsay

Country: United States

Iris

Directed by: Giuseppe de Liguoro

Starring: Eugenio de Liguoro, Camillo De Rossi, Irene-Saffo Momo

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • d' Ormesson: Biarritz Journalist.
  • Tom Drake: Actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63.
  • Betty Oliphant: English-Canadian ballerina co-founded the Canada's National Ballet School (d. 2004).
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bring Back My Soldier Boy to Me - Olive Kline
  2. What are You Going to Do to Help the Boys? - Shannon Four
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody - Arthur Fields

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

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1231
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1230
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1229

Books

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

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts.

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the ...

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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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