Saturday May 12, 1917
US date format: 5/12/1917, UK date format: 12/5/1917
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Frank Clair .
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..
Which were the important events of May 12, 1917?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
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- 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
- 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6.
- Frank Clair: American-born Canadian football coach...
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 1917?
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- Helen Clark - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
- Al Jolson - Ev'ry Little While
- M.J. O'Connell - Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love
- John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling