Thursday 6 December 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dean Hess and Roger Denis.
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 6 December 1917
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Which were the important events of 6 December 1917 ?
- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Roger Denis: French aviator in World War II, who served as a pilot in the Fighter Squadron 1/30 Normandie-Niemen, from 3 August until his death on 13 October 1943.
- Dean Hess: American minister and colonel (d. 2015).
- Kamal Jumblatt: Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977).
- Irv Robbins: Canadian-American businessman co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008).
- Waldemar von Gazen: German soldier and lawyer (d. 2014).
- French munition ship Mont Blanc explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
- Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1917 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Sailin' Away on the Henry Clay - American Quartet
- That's the Kind of a Baby for Me - Eddie Cantor