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Wednesday 15 August 1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oscar Romero and Philippe Viannay. The Manxman, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Movies

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Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary

Country: United States

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The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Oscar Romero: El Salvadorian ecclesiastic, an activist Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador and martyr.
  • Philippe Viannay: French journalist; During World War II, he led a resistance movement named Défense de la France.
  • Jogeph Chosson: Monistrol/Loire Military man.
  • Chuck Boyajian in Ohio: USA; Disneyland worker 1955-81 as Manager of Custodial Operations.
  • Óscar Romero: Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980).
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. What Kind of American Are You? - Arthur Fields
  2. For You a Rose - Elsie Baker
  3. The Man Behind the Hammer and the Plow - Andrea Sarto
  4. For Me and My Gal - Billy Murray

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