Friday December 28, 1917
US date format: 12/28/1917, UK date format: 28/12/1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Ellis Clarke and William Blakefield.
A Trip to the Moon, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 28, 1917?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Alfred Edwin McKay: Canadian World War One flying ace (Born...