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Friday 17 May 1946

1946-05-17

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Dressed to Kill, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison

Country: United States

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A Night in Casablanca

Directed by: Archie L. Mayo

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers

Country: United States

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

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Make Mine Music

Directed by: Bob Cormack

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman

Country: United States

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Bedlam

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Let's Play Reporter

Starring: Frances Scott

Country: United States

Hour Glass

Starring: Edgar Bergen

Country: United States

It's a Gift

Starring: John Reed King

Country: United States

Composer at the Piano

Starring: Annette Mills, Alan Murray, Eleanor Fayre, Leslie Julian Jones

Country: United Kingdom

Television Garden

Starring: Fred Streeter

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • KVP Labor / Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections
  • US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1946 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. The Gypsy - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  2. Andy Russell - Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)
  3. Perry Como - All Through the Day
  4. All that Glitters is Not Gold - Dinah Shore
  5. Sioux City Sue - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1946?

  • Life: Fishing woman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Queen Wilhemina -- May 13, 1946
  • Life: Margaret Leighton

Books

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

The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

Beautiful Amalie Maxwell, low-born, but driven by limitless desires, came to Riversend and instantly touched off a holocaust of passion, hatred and intrigue that blazed through three generations of the lordly Lindseys...

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The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

By the author of Crescent Carnival, The River Road is the epic story of an old family sugar plantation, and the d'Alvery family that struggles to keep it viable between the two world wars, following 3 families

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