Wednesday 24 October 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marshall Goldberg and Richard Horner.
Seven Keys to Baldpate, directed by Hugh Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while Wildfire by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Marshall Goldberg: NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals).
- Richard Horner: American business executive, nasa research administrator, aviation research administrator for nasa, married once, two children.
- Art Myers: American editor of the Washington Post who became interested in the paranormal in his 60's.
- Marie Foster: American activist (d. 2003).
- Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- I May be gone for a Long, Long Time - Peerless Quartet
- Indiana - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
- Shenandoah - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
- I May be Gone for a Long, Long Time - Shannon Four
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