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Sunday 1 July 1945

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Debbie Harry and Gérard Léonard. The Silver Fleet, directed by Vernon Campbell Sewell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Silver Fleet

Directed by: Vernon Campbell Sewell

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight

Country: United States

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Rhapsody in Blue

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith

Country: United States

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Story of G.I. Joe

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele

Country: United States

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Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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The Woman in Green

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1945 ?

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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  • 1st of the superstars returns from the WWII, Hank Greenberg homers
  • 55th Postmaster General: Robert E Hannegan of Mo takes office
  • Allies troop land on Balikpapan
  • WWII: Germany is divided between the Allied occupation forces.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Tain't Me - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)
  2. Can't You Read Between the Lines? - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  3. Sentimental Journey - Merry Macs
  4. Chopin's Polonaise - Carmen Cavallaro & His Orchestra
  5. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well? - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra

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

Life magazine


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis


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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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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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