Friday 17 August 1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include P Roger Peyrefitte and Safa Khulusi.
The Manxman, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1917 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- P Roger Peyrefitte: French writer (Singular Love).
- Safa Khulusi: Writer.
- Eugene Reeb: France Military man.
- Gianni Agus: Italy Actor.
- Italy declares war on Germany and Turkey
- One of English literature's important meetings takes place when Wilfred Owen introduces himself to Siegfried Sassoon at the Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Till the Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton & James Harrod
- All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Charles Harrison
- Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! - Elizabeth Brice
- Till the Clouds Roll By - Vernon Dalhart
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