Friday 24 May 1918
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include D V and Coleman A.
Old Wives for New, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
while The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart 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 24 May 1918 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- D V: Jennings solicitor.
- Coleman A: Young civil rights leader (Mayor-Democrat-Detroit).
- Coleman Young: American politician, who served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994.
- Jack Wrather: American entrepreneur and petroleum businessman who became a television producer and later diversified by investing in broadcast stations and resort properties.
- Cleveland beats New York Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1918 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I'll Take You Back to Italy - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
- Some Day They're Coming Home Again - Nora Bayes
- Sweet Emmaline, My Gal - Mike Markel's Orchestra
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