Thursday 23 August 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tex Williams .
Straight Shooting, directed by Jack Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 23 August 1917 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Tex Williams: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985).
- Race riot in Houston Texas (two blacks and 11 whites killed).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1917 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- What Kind of American Are You? - Arthur Fields
- For Me and My Gal - Billy Murray
- For You a Rose - Elsie Baker
- The Man Behind the Hammer and the Plow - Andrea Sarto
- Havanola Fox-Trot - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
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