Wednesday 16 May 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Geraint Jones and James C Murray.
A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while The Red Planet by William J. Locke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1917 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Geraint Jones: Conductor / Organist.
- James C Murray: American politician (d. 1999).
- Juan Rulfo: Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer.
- George Gaynes: Helsinki, Finland -- Actor (Henry-Punky Brewster).
- Ben Kuroki: American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015).
- James Murray: American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Ev'ry Little While - Al Jolson
- John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
- Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Helen Clark
- Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love - M.J. O'Connell
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