Thursday August 17, 1916

US date format: 8/17/1916, UK date format: 17/8/1916

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1916). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dudley Ervin Faver and John de Young. The Danger Girl, directed by Clarence G. Badger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Danger Girl

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Starring: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Helen Bray, Reggie Morris

Madcap Ambrose

Directed by: Fred Hibbard

Starring: Mack Swain, Mai Wells, Polly Moran, Edgar Kennedy

Nugget Jim's Pardner

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Frank Borzage, Jack Farrell, Ann Little, Dick La Reno

Flirting with Fate

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye, W.E. Lawrence

Country: United States of America

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears, Tom Wilson


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 17, 1916?


  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes


  • Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 1916?

    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. Down Where the Swanne River Flows - Al Jolson
  2. America - Columbia Mixed Double Quartet
  3. The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Columbia Mixed Double Quartet
  4. Simple Melody - Billy Murray & Elsie Baker

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