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Saturday 14 April 1917

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Hobson and Edmond Pilat. Max Wants a Divorce, directed by Max Linder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Movies

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Max Wants a Divorce

Directed by: Max Linder

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

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The Whip

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

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

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The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks

Country: United States

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The Vicar of Wakefield

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Boyd Marshall, Kathryn Adams, Gladys Leslie

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Teddy at the Throttle

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Starring: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Valerie Hobson: North Ireland -- Actress (Great Expectations).
  • Edmond Pilat: French Resistance member during World War II.
  • John Lekson: Fairpoint Military man.
  • Marvin Miller: American actor (Michael Anthony of The Millionaire), dies at age 71 (born 1913).
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Facts:
  • Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 11-0.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (And Smile, Smile, Smile) - Knickerbocker Quartet
  2. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Ada Jones
  3. Pray for Sunshine - Al Jolson

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