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Monday 24 December 1945, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lemmy and Lemmy Kilmister. Scarlet Street, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Scarlet Street

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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The Seventh Veil

Directed by: Compton Bennett

Starring: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom

Country: United States

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Leave Her to Heaven

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain

Country: United States

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They Were Expendable

Directed by: John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed

Country: United States

House of Dracula

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lemmy : British born singer and bass player for Motörhead, a heavy metal band he founded in June 1975.
  • Lemmy Kilmister: Bassist.
  • Nicholas Meyer: American author screenwriter and director.
  • Steve Smith: Canadian Comedian, The New Red Green Show, Duct Tape Forever.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Medici treasures
  • Time: The Nativity by Gerard David.
  • Life: Paulette Goddard

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

Tears in corners/edges of paper front cover - Inside text is in great condition.

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The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Great early 20th Century story with an intriguing twist near the end

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