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Monday 31 December 1917, NewYear’s Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Suzy Delair and José Maria Gironella. The Legion of Death, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 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 ?

A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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The Little Princess

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1917 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Suzy Delair: French singer and actress, director Henri-Georges Clouzot was her companion.
  • José Maria Gironella
  • Jose Gironella: Catalan and Spanish author best known for his fictional work The Cypresses Believe in God (Los cipreses creen en Dios), which was published in Spain in 1953 and translated into English by Harriet de Onís in 1955.
  • Evelyn Knight: American singer (d. 2007).
  • Wilfrid Noyce: English mountaineer and author (d. 1962).
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  • Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1917?

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1200
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1199
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1198


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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Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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