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Wednesday 17 January 1945

1945-01-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Movies

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

A Song to Remember

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde

Country: United States

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Tonight and Every Night

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair

Country: United States

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jeanette Fitzsimmons: New Zealand politician, the Greens' co-leader and probably the first Green Party candidate in the world to win an electorate seat.
  • Claude Guéant: French civil servant, he studied law at Paris University and entered "Sciences-Po" and ENA.
  • Jean-Marie Delarue: French senior official, a State Councillor and 'Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté' (head of an independent body overseeing the treatment of prisoners) from 2008 to 2014.
  • Javed Akhtar: Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter.
  • Anne Cutler: Australian psychologist and academic.
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Facts:
  • Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
  • The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg leaves Budapest with his driver and three Russian officers for a pre-approved meeting with Soviet commanders in Debrecen, east of Budapest, to discuss his humanitarian work with Jews.
  • Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work.
  • Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Always
  2. You Always Hurt the One You Love - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Patton
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. General Vandenberg -- Jan. 15, 1945
  • Life: Scarves in fashion

Books

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

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

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

Tears in corners/edges of paper front cover - Inside text is in great condition.

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The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 479 pages; Description: 479 p.

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