Sunday 17 March 1918, St. Patrick's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wilhelmus M J Russell and D Arendo [Arend Honhoff].
Hearts of the World, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
while Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- D Arendo [Arend Honhoff]: Dutch pianist / composer (Eleonora).
- Wilhelmus M J Russell: Dutch attorney / Member of 1st chamber (KVP / CDA).
- Marcel Lefèvre: French aviator, a fighter pilot during World War II with 14 aerial victories to his credit.
- Mercedes McCambridge: American actress of radio, stage, film, and television.
- Fritz Vogt: German Nazi military.
- Merced Mc: Joliet Actor.
- US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
- US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Rosemary Beresford.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1918 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- The Darktown Strutters' Ball - Jaudas' Society Orchestra
- Shannon Four - Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here
- Liberty Loan March - Sousa's Band
- The Rainbow of Love - John McCormack
- When Yankee Doodle Learns to Parlez Vous Francais - Arthur Fields
- My Sunshine Jane - Sterling Trio
- Smile and Show Your Dimple - Sam Ash
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