Wednesday 22 August 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Lee Hooker and John Hooker.
Straight Shooting, directed by Jack Ford, 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 22 August 1917 ?
- RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
- John Lee Hooker: Clarksdale, Mississippi -- Blues guitarist (Canned Heat).
- John Hooker: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001).
- Pittsburgh Pirates play fourth straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Brooklyn Dodgers.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1917 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- For You a Rose - Elsie Baker
- The Man Behind the Hammer and the Plow - Andrea Sarto
- For Me and My Gal - Billy Murray
- What Kind of American Are You? - Arthur Fields
- Havanola Fox-Trot - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
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