Friday 31 August 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1945 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Lee Bryant: American actress.
- Itzhak Perlman: Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.
- Leonid Ivanovich Popov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 35 / 37, 40, T-7).
- Bob Welch: American guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac from April 1971 to December 1974.
- Van Morrison: Irish musician, singer, songwriter, bandleader, bassist, saxophonist, guitarist, drummer and harmonica player.
- The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
- WWII: Allied troops arrest German field marshal Walther von Brauchitsch.
- Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita surrenders to Filipino and American forces at Kiangan, Ifugao.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1945 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Hoagy Carmichael - Hong Kong Blues
- Perry Como - (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling in the Moonlight
- Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys - It's Only a Paper Moon
- On The Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra
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