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Sunday 18 August 1946

1946-08-18

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Brief Encounter, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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Movies

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

Brief Encounter

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

Country: United States

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The Big Sleep

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Country: United States

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Notorious

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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The Time of Their Lives

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Black Angel

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

King's Party Line

Starring: John Reed King, Jim Brown

Country: United States

Face to Face

Starring: Eddie Dunn, Bill Dunn

Country: United States

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Lights Out

Starring: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue

Country: United States

Cash and Carry

Starring: Dennis James

Country: United States

Serving Through Science

Starring: Guthrie McClintock

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dennis Sutton: Australian astrologer and author of the nine text books used by the Academy of Hermetic Astrology in Canberra.
  • Boyer Coe: American male bodybuilder and physical culturist.
  • Joseph Kurtz: American ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Archbishop.
  • Manuel Rojas Rodo: More known only as Gerardo Manuel, is a Peruvian rock musician, composer and DJ, founding member of the many Peruvian rock bands like The Doltons, Los Shain's, The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter and Gerardo Manuel and El Humo.
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Facts:
  • Golf Writers Associaton of America formed.
  • The Vergarolla explosion in Croatia kills 70.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Modernaires & Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
  2. Give Me Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  3. Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark) - South America, Take it Away
  4. Blue Skies - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund)
  5. Andy Russell - Pretending

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Loretta Young
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George E. Allen -- Aug. 12, 1946
  • Life: Frowning boy

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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