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 Charles Wintour.
A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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).
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Ev'ry Little While - Al Jolson
- John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
- Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Helen Clark
- Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love - M.J. O'Connell
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