Sunday 17 March 1918, St. Patrick's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1918). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frederick Reines and Vernon Howard.
Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley, directed by Marshall Neilan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1918 ?
- 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
- Vernon Howard: Author.
- Frederick Reines: Physicist.
- 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.
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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
- When Yankee Doodle Learns to Parlez Vous Francais - Arthur Fields
- Liberty Loan March - Sousa's Band
- Smile and Show Your Dimple - Sam Ash
- My Sunshine Jane - Sterling Trio
- The Rainbow of Love - John McCormack
- Shannon Four - Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here