Saturday 17 March 1917, St. Patrick's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Arthur Basil and Brian Boydell.
The Poor Little Rich Girl, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1917 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Arthur Basil: Cotle medievalist.
- Brian Boydell: composer.
- Charles Fontenay: Brazilian writer, a novelist and writer of sci-fi and space-opera, such as "The Strangest Man in the Universe.
- Takis Sinopoulos: Greek poet and critic (d. 1981).
- Franz Brentano: German philosopher and psychologist.
- N.S.) (March 4, O.S.) ampndash Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia refuses the throne, and power passes to the newly formed Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo - Van & Schenck
- Hawaii and You - James F. Harrison & James Reed
- What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For? - Ada Jones & Billy Murray