Thursday December 17, 1903

US date format: 12/17/1903, UK date format: 17/12/1903

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on December 17, 1903, here's what our experts found out: it was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac and Moon Sign on December 17, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Erskine Caldwell and Ray Noble. In that special week of December people in US were listening to By the Sycamore Tree by Bob Roberts. The Magic Lantern, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1903
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 17, 1903?


Events

  • At 10:35 AM, the first sustained, controlled, powered aircraft flight is made by Orville Wright in 12hp Flyer I at Kill Devil Hills, Kittyhawk, North Carolina. The flight lasts 12 seconds.
  • The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Movies

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The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

Release year: 1903

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Cake Walk

Cake Walk

Release year: 1903

Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Release year: 1903

Directed by: Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich

The Divorce

The Divorce

Release year: 1903

Directed by: Donald Welch

The Ballet Master's Dream

The Ballet Master's Dream

Release year: 1903

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès, Zizi Papillon

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 17, 1903?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - By the Sycamore Tree
  2. - You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May
  3. - Up in a Cocoanut Tree
  4. - Mighty Like a Rose

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 the US President was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1903?

On December 17, 1903 several famous people were born including, Erskine Caldwell, Ray Noble.