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Thursday 24 January 1918

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oral Roberts and John McLiam. Tarzan of the Apes, directed by Scott Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tarzan of the Apes

Directed by: Scott Sidney

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman

Country: United States

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A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1918 ?

  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
Famous Birthdays:
  • Oral Roberts: American minister of the Pentecostal Holiness Church from his Call in 1935, becoming one of the best known evangelists in the world.
  • John McLiam: Alberta, Canada -- Actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh).
  • Gottfried von Einem: Bern, Switzerland -- Austrian composer (Dantons Tod).
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Famous Deaths:
  • The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1918 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Henry Burr - Somewhere in France is the Lily
  2. Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There - Peerless Quartet
  3. Danny Boy - Ernestine Schumann-Heink
  4. Will You Remember? - Olive Kline & Lambert Murphy
  5. La Ronde Des Lutins (Dance of the Goblins) - Jascha Heifetz

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1203
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1202
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1201


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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