Saturday 16 June 1917
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Irving Penn and Katherine Graham.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1917 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Irving Penn: American photographer (d. 2009).
- Katherine Graham: American publisher of the Washington Post, one of the giants of the media industry.
- Lester Steers: American athlete, a track and field champion who held world records for high jumps in 1941.
- Jacques Arnoux: Baccarat Military man.
- Phaedon Gizikis: Greek general and politician President of Greece (d. 1999).
- Katharine Graham: American publisher (d. 2001)
- Aurelio Lampredi: Italian automobile and aircraft engine designer (d. 1989)
- 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
- 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Hawaiian Butterfly - Sterling Trio
- The Magic of Your Eyes - Charles Harrison
- Love Will Find The Way - Reed Miller
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