Wednesday 9 May 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include George Fleming and John Arnatt.
Her Torpedoed Love, directed by Frank Griffin, 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 9 May 1917
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1917 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- George Fleming: cyclist.
- John Arnatt: actor (Circumstantial Evidence).
- Antoine Sanguinetti: French admiral, nicknamed "Tony Carabine" (Tony the Rifle).
- Fay Kanin: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013).
- WWI: The Nivelle Offensive is abandoned.
- Three peasant children claim to see the Virgin Mary above a Holm Oak tree in Cova da Iria near Fátima, Portugal.
- The nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated Archbishop by Pope Benedict XVL'Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 12/19 August 1998, page 9
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
- Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love - M.J. O'Connell
- Ev'ry Little While - Al Jolson
- Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Helen Clark