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Friday 23 February 1945

1945-02-23

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Picture of Dorian Gray, directed by Albert Lewin, 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 Picture of Dorian Gray

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed

Country: United States

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn

Country: United States

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The Three Caballeros

Directed by: Norman Ferguson

Starring: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz

Country: United States

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Objective, Burma!

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince

Country: United States

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A Song to Remember

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde

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 23 February 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Facts:
  • 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and statue
  • Operation Grenade: General Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr.
  • Canadian troops occupy Kalkar.
  • During the Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery records the event. Several hours later, more Marines head up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, records the raising of the second flag.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night of the Week) - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ski styles
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Simpson -- Feb. 19, 1945
  • Life: Soviet soldier

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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