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Thursday 20 December 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Bohm and Audrey Totter. The Scarlet Car, directed by Joseph De Grasse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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What the sky looked like on 20 December 1917

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse

Country: United States

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The Adventurer

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

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

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

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

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

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

Country: United States

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All at Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1917 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Bohm: American-English physicist neuropsychologist and philosopher (d. 1992).
  • Audrey Totter: American actress of theater, radio dramas, TV and film.
  • Cahit Külebi: Turkish poet and author (d. 1997).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lucien Petit-Breton: French road cyclist racer, who won the Tour de France in 1907 and in 1908, becoming the first rider to win the Tour twice.
  • Russian secret police in Czechoslovakia forms under Felix Dzerzjinski.
  • Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 20, 1917 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Lohengrin, Act III Prelude - Boston Symphony Orchestra
  2. They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me - Marion Harris
  3. The Crucifix - John McCormack & Reinald Werrenrath

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