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Friday 17 May 1918

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include A C Lyles and Birgit Nilsson. Old Wives for New, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while The U.P. Trail by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed

Country: United States

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Hearts of the World

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina

Country: United States

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Tarzan of the Apes

Directed by: Scott Sidney

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman

Country: United States

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A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • 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:
  • A C Lyles: American film producer.
  • Birgit Nilsson: Swedish soprano opera singer who received her first operatic contract in 1947 and sang at the Metropolitan Opera on 12/18/1959.
  • A Lyles: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1918 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. In the Land O Yamo Yamo - Van & Schenck
  2. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag - Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1220
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1219
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1218

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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