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Thursday 18 January 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oscar Lewenstein and Herb Emery. Great Expectations, directed by Robert G. Vignola, 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Pride of the Clan

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook

Country: United States

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Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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American Aristocracy

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1917 ?

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
Famous Birthdays:
  • Oscar Lewenstein: impressario.
  • Herb Emery: American restaurateur, the owner of a small French restaurant in San Francisco in partnership with Ross Williams.
  • Wang Yung-ching: Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1917 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Sometimes You Get a Good One and Sometimes You Don't - Anna Chandler
  2. I Ain't Got Nobody Much - Marion Harris
  3. The Baseball Game - Weber & Fields
  4. Horace Wright - My Own Iona

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1917?

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1150
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1149
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1148


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

The Road to Understanding

By: Eleanor H. Porter

How does being a lavishly spoiled child impact one's ability to function as an adult? It's an always-timely topic that Pollyanna author Eleanor H. Porter explores with insight and wit in the charming novel The Road to Understanding.

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By: Zane Gre

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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The Red Planet

By: William J. Locke

A tale of the Great War, as the Red Planet's glow bathes England in the ruby colors of military conquest. . .

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