Friday 24 May 1946
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska and Irena Szewinska.
The Stranger, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
On TV people were watching Let's Play Reporter.
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- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska: Leningrad, Russia -- Long jumper (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Irena Szewinska: Russian-born Polish sprinter.
- Jackie Berroyer: French screenwriter, author and actor.
- Eileen Nauman: American humanist astrologer who taught astrology at Kent State University and writing at Akron University.
- Tansu Çiller: Turkish economist and politician 22nd Prime Minister of Turkey.
- Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as New York Yankees' manager.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Frank Sinatra - They Say It's Wonderful
- Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Laughing On the Outside, Crying On the Inside
- I Don't Know Enough About You - Mills Brothers
- All Through the Day - Frank Sinatra
- The House of Blue Lights - Freddie Slack & His Orchestra
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