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Friday 16 February 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wim Smits and Pierre Deniker. Rosie O'Grady, directed by John H. Collins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blind Justice

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Peter Fjelstrup

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Clan

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook

Country: United States

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Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 16 February 1917

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wim Smits: Dutch astrologer, a true Aquarian.
  • Pierre Deniker: French psychiatrist, who was involved, jointly with Jean Delay and J. M. Harl, in the introduction of chlorpromazine (Thorazine), the first antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia, in the 1950s.
  • Joseph Langland: Spring Grove Writer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Octave Mirbeau: French novelist, playwright and drama critic who had a stormy journalistic career.
Facts:
  • 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Orpheus Quartet - Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose
  2. O'Brien is Tryin' to Learn to Talk Hawaiian - Ada Jones
  3. Poor Butterfly - Victor Military Band

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