Monday 20 August 1945


It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Love Letters, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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

Love Letters

Love Letters

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1945 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
  • Russian troops occupy Harbin and Mukden
  • Tommy Brown, Brooklyn Dodger becomes youngest HR hitter (17)

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como - Till The End Of Time
  2. Till The End of Time - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)
  3. Bing Crosby - If I Loved You
  4. Rosemary - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Japan's acceptance of unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, ending WWII.
  • Life: General Spaatz
  • 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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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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