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Wednesday 16 January 1918

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stirling Silliphant and Jean Gaven. Az élet királya, directed by Alfrd Desy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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The Little Princess

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1918 ?

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stirling Silliphant: American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996).
  • Jean Gaven: French actor who appeared in more than sixty films between 1945 and 1996.
  • Nel Benschop: Dutch poet and educator (d. 2005).
  • Allan Ekelund: Swedish director producer and production manager (d. 2009).
  • Clem Jones: Australian surveyor and politician 8th Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1918 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Old Grey Mare - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  2. Melody Land - Shannon Four

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1202
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1201
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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