Friday 18 May 1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James Donald and Gaston Floquet.
Two of a Kind, directed by John Herzfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 May 1917 ?
- James Donald: Aberdeen, Scotland -- Actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings).
- Gaston Floquet
- Charles Wintour: journalist.
- Germaine Godefroy: French criminal, a murderer who was sentenced to death and executed, becoming the last woman guillotined in France.
- Bill Everett: American comic book artist, co-created Daredevil and Namor the Sub-Mariner for Marvel Comics (Born 1917).
- US passes Selective Service act.
- World War I: The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President of the United States the power of conscription.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Let's All be Americans Now - American Quartet
- From Here to Shanghai - Gene Greene & Peerless Quartet
- America, Here's My Boy - Peerless Quartet