Thursday 21 March 1918
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrick J Lucey and Joe Carveth.
The Blue Bird, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 March 1918 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Joe Carveth: NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in three seasons).
- Patrick J Lucey: American politician.
- Patrick Lucey: American politician and diplomat.
- Charles Thompson: Ameircan jazz musician and arranger, the pianist and organist made his name as a soloist in the 1940s with Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Millinder, Illinois Jacquet.
- Georges Vallat: Montpellier physician.
- World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
- The giant German cannon, the so-called Paris Gun, begins to shell Paris from away.
- In London at the Wood Green Empire, Chung Ling Soo (William E Robinson, U.S.-born magician) dies during his trick where he is supposed to ampquotcatchampquot two separate bullets – but one of them perforates his lung. He dies the following morning in a hospital.
- The Social Revolutionary Party declares Belarus independent Bolshevik armies soon crush them.
- Belarus declares independence.
- Dr. Karl Muck, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is arrested under the Alien Enemies Act and imprisoned for the duration of WWI.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1918 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Wait Till the Cows Come Home - Prince's Orchestra
- La Capricieuse - Jascha Heifetz
- I'm All Bound Round with the Mason Dixon Line - Al Jolson