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..

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Historical Events

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.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Her Torpedoed Love

Her Torpedoed Love

Directed by: Frank Griffin

Starring: Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Wayland Trask, Harry Booker

A Mormon Maid

A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth, Edythe Chapman

Country: United States of America

Max Wants a Divorce

Max Wants a Divorce

Directed by: Max Linder

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

The Whip

The Whip

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings, Warren Cook

Seeing Double

Seeing Double

Directed by: Nigel Dick

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 1917?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
  2. - Ev'ry Little While
  3. - Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love
  4. - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1917 is your birthday you're 103 years, 2 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 1 day.

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