Monday 17 September 1917
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lawrence Jacob and Peter Bennett.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, directed by Marshall Neilan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Find out your future
Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 17 September 1917!
Which were the important events of 17 September 1917 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Lawrence Jacob: Atlantic City, New Jersey -- Artist (Sanitarium).
- Peter Bennett: London, England -- Actor (Leonides-Adventures of Sir Lancelot).
- William Grut: Swedish pentathlete (d. 2012).
- Ib Melchior: Danish-American author and screenwriter (d. 2015).
- Isang Yun: South Korean-German composer and educator (d. 1995).
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1917 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Old Grey Mare - Prince's Orchestra
- Huckleberry Finn - Van & Schenck
Search For Your Ancestors
Make this date unforgettable
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?