Saturday May 26, 1917

US date format: 5/26/1917, UK date format: 26/5/1917

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Eva Szorenyi and Theodore Hesburgh. Two of a Kind, directed by John Herzfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Two of a Kind

Directed by: John Herzfeld

Her Torpedoed Love

Directed by: Frank Griffin

Starring: Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Wayland Trask, Harry Booker

A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth, Edythe Chapman

Country: United States of America

Max Wants a Divorce

Directed by: Max Linder

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

The Whip

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings, Warren Cook


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 26, 1917?


  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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  • Walt Cruise hit first homerun out of Braves Field.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 26, 1917?

    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. I'se Gwine Back to Dixie - Alma Gluck
  2. For Me and My Gal - Van & Schenck
  3. The Star-Spangled Banner - John McCormack
  4. America - Louis Gravieure

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