Tuesday 14 August 1945


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1945 ?

  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steve Martin: American comedian and actor whose non-political and vaudevillian self-parody entitled "Wild and Crazy Guy" put him on Carson's show over 40 times and on Saturday Night Live over a dozen times.
  • Brenda Benet: Hollywood, California -- Actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball).
  • Cheryl Waltz: Author / film producer.
  • Steve Martin in Waco: Texas, USA; comedian-actor (The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains).
  • Wim Wenders: German film director of his native Germany and the U.S.
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  • V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WWII
  • (evening) US President Harry Truman announces the end of the Second World War.
  • Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan standard time).
  • WWII: Emperor Hirohito accepts the terms of the Potsdam Declaration.
  • Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization founded as a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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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. On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  2. Good, Good, Good (That's You-That's You) - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay -- Aug. 13, 1945
  • Life: Jet plane
  • 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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