Thursday 31 May 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Rouch and Massimo Serato.
A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 May 1917 ?
- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Jean Rouch: French filmmaker and anthropologist, considered to be one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, which shared the aesthetics of the direct cinema spearheaded by Richard Leacock, D.A.
- Massimo Serato: Italian actor who fathered a son, Luca Magnani, with actress Anna Magnani.
- 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- John McCormack - The Star-Spangled Banner
- For Me and My Gal - Van & Schenck
- America - Louis Gravieure
- I'se Gwine Back to Dixie - Alma Gluck
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