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Sunday 2 September 1945

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Lachens . State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, 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 ?

State Fair

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes

Country: United States

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Love Letters

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards

Country: United States

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The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Ziegfeld Follies

Directed by: Lemuel Ayers

Starring: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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Lady on a Train

Directed by: Charles David

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 2 September 1945 ?

  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
  • Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
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  • 59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (36 86 64)
  • Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
  • V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WWII ends)
  • Japan signs official surrender, accepted by General Douglas MacArthur on the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, off Yokohama. Allied nations participating in the ceremony are USA, China, Great Britain, Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand. This is the first time in recorded history for Japan to host a successful military invasion from a foreign power.

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

Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis


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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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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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