Wednesday 8 August 1945


It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Ziegfeld Follies, directed by Lemuel Ayers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies

Directed by: Lemuel Ayers

Starring: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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Lady on a Train

Lady on a Train

Directed by: Charles David

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce

Country: United States

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Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas in Connecticut

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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The Silver Fleet

The Silver Fleet

Directed by: Vernon Campbell Sewell

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1945 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Massimo Dapporto: Italian actor and voice actor, the son of the actor and comedian Carlo Dapporto.
  • Carolyn Baker: American author and public speaker, an adjunct professor of history and psychology for 11 years and a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years.
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  • England and Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • President Harry S Truman signs UN Charter
  • US, USSR, England and France sign Treaty of London
  • USSR declares war against Japan in WWII
  • US President Harry Truman signs United Nations Charter.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1945 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Gotta be This or That - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  2. Can't You Read Between the Lines? - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1945?

  • Time: British Labor Party leader Clement R. Attlee
  • Life: Yacht club youth
  • Esquire


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

Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

Historical Fiction

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The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman

The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Great early 20th Century story with an intriguing twist near the end

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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