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Wednesday 18 April 1945

1945-04-18

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

Country: United States

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A Royal Scandal

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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Without Love

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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The Clock

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The House of Fear

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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 18 April 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Prince William of Wied: sovereign Prince of Albania (Born 1876).
  • Ernest T Pyle: British/US newscaster, killed by Japanese gunfire on Okinawa, Japan, at age 44.
  • John Ambrose Fleming: English physicist and electrical engineer (b.
  • Ernie Pyle: American writer, journalist and syndicated columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 and was killed in Okinawa during World War II.
Facts:
  • 1 armed outfielder, St. L Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)
  • Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-German propoganda for months, uses their influence to trap 350,000 German Army Group B troops.
  • Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

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Music Charts

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

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
  2. Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  4. My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
  5. Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
  6. Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
  7. Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: General Eisenhower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Buckner -- Apr. 16, 1945
  • Life: Iwo Jima explosion

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

Historical Fiction

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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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