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Tuesday 28 May 1918

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Willem Noske and Johnny Wayne. A Model's Confession, directed by Ida May Park, 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed

Country: United States

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Hearts of the World

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 May 1918 ?

  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Willem Noske: Dutch prodigy violinist, music collector and music historian.
  • Johnny Wayne: Comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72.
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  • Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent.
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan declare their independence as the Democratic Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic respectively.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. For the Two of Us - Albert & Monroe Jockers
  2. A Little Bit of Sunshine - Shannon Four
  3. Roses of Picardy - Lambert Murphy

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

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1221
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1220
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1219


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

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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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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