Thursday 22 February 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sybil Leek and Jane Bowles.
The Vicar of Wakefield, directed by Ernest C. Warde, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 22 February 1917
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1917 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Sybil Leek: British author, poet, journalist, proprietor and astrologer, called the "Billy Graham of Witchcraft.
- Harmen van Rossum: Civil servant / resistance fighter (WWII).
- Jane Bowles: American playwright (d. 1973).
- Chester Richmond: San Francisco Military man.
- Reed Crandall: American illustrator (d. 1982).
- German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Pray for the Lights to Go Out - George O'Connor
- My Hawaiian Sunshine - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
- It's a Long, Long Time Since I've Been Home - Irving Kaufman