Wednesday October 17, 1917

US date format: 10/17/1917, UK date format: 17/10/1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Marsha Hunt and Olive Brasno. The Adventurer, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 17, 1917?


  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • 1st British bombing of Germany
  • First British bombing of Germany in World War I.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Adventurer

The Adventurer

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

Starring: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

Starring: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting

Country: United States of America

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Directed by: Curtis Franklin

All at Sea

All at Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1917?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Indiana
  2. - Shenandoah
  3. - I May be Gone for a Long, Long Time
  4. - I May be gone for a Long, Long Time

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