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Friday 12 January 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maharishi Yogi and Ilya Prigogine. Great Expectations, directed by Robert G. Vignola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Pride of the Clan

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook

Country: United States

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Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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American Aristocracy

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maharishi Yogi: Indian yogi and leader of the School of Transcendental Meditation, internationally known for supplicants who included at one time the Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Mia Farrow (who reported disillusionment when she left).
  • Ilya Prigogine: Russian-born Belgian physical chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1977 for contributions to nonequilibrium thermodynamics.
  • Walter Hendl: American pianist composer and conductor (d. 2007).
  • Jimmy Skinner: Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1917 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Babes in the Wood - Harry Macdonough & Lucy Isabelle Marsh
  2. You Were Just Made to Order for Me - Marguerite Farrell & M.J. O'Connell

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  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1150
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1149
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1148

Books

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

The Road to Understanding

By: Eleanor H. Porter

How does being a lavishly spoiled child impact one's ability to function as an adult? It's an always-timely topic that Pollyanna author Eleanor H. Porter explores with insight and wit in the charming novel The Road to Understanding.

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The Light in the Clearing

By: Irving Bacheller

Bart lives with his aunt and uncle in a modest house in a modest village. He befriends a girl from a higher social class, but her reciprocation of his flourishing love is marked by periods of disdain for his humble ...

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The Red Planet

By: William J. Locke

A tale of the Great War, as the Red Planet's glow bathes England in the ruby colors of military conquest. . .

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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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