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Wednesday 17 May 1916

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1916). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Hinde and Cornelis A. The Floorwalker, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Floorwalker

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova, Nikolai Panov

Country: United States

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Hoodoo Ann

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, William H. Brown, Wilbur Higby

Country: United States

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A Child of the Paris Streets

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Jennie Lee, Carl Stockdale

Gloria's Romance

Directed by: Walter Edwin, Campbell Gollan

Starring: Billie Burke, Henry Kolker, David Powell, William Roselle

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1916 ?

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Hinde: Photographer / circus promoter.
  • Cornelis A: Eman Aruban politician.
  • Bele Bachem: German painter, drawer, book illustrator, set designer, and writer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), first introduced.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1916 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Wake Up, America! - James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler)
  2. She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
  3. She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain
  4. The Old Refrain - John McCormack

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