Friday 22 February 1918
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charlie Finley and Charles Finley.
The Unbeliever, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
while The U.P. Trail by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1918 ?
- 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.
- Charlie Finley: American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996).
- Charles Finley: American former owner of the Oakland Athletics Baseball team who became an insurance agent.
- Robert Wadlow: American giant who weighed 12 lbs at birth and was the size of a three-year-old by the age of six months.
- Sid Abel: Canadian-American ice hockey player coach and manager (d. 2000).
- Don Pardo: American radio and television announcer (d. 2014).
- Germany claims Baltic states, Finland and Ukraine from Russia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1918 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- I'm Crazy Over Every Girl in France - Avon Comedy Four
- Wait Till the Cows Come Home - Harry Macdonough & Olive Kline
- Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl (And Leave the Rest to Me) - Sam Ash
- Oriental - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
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