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Wednesday 15 August 1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oscar Romero and Philippe Viannay. Thirst, directed by Greg Kiefer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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What the sky looked like on 15 August 1917

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Movies

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Thirst

Directed by: Greg Kiefer

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Mixed Nuts

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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Two of a Kind

Directed by: John Herzfeld

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His Wedding Night

Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

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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

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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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