Saturday 23 February 1918
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Gallagher and Richard G Butler.
The Unbeliever, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
while Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1918 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Thomas Gallagher: American writer whose first book, "The Gathering Darkness," was one of ten books nominated for the coveted National Book Award in 1952.
- Richard G Butler: founder of Aryan Nations (d. 2004).
- Dom Aelred: Watkin headmaster (Downside School).
- Richard Butler: American engineer founded the Aryan Nations (d. 2004).
- First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. In honor of this victory, the date is celebrated from 1923 onward as ''Red Army Day''; it is renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is colloquially known as ''Men's Day''.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1918 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Oriental - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
- No Place Like Home - Bert Williams
- There's a Long, Long Trail - Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet
- Long Boy - Peerless Quartet
- Some Sunday Morning - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
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