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Wednesday 3 January 1945

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Stills and Christian Decocq. Tonight and Every Night, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Tonight and Every Night

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair

Country: United States

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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National Velvet

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Murder, My Sweet

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series)

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 January 1945 ?

  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
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Famous Deaths:
  • British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
  • Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab.
  • Greek General Plastiras forms government.
  • US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Robin Hood - Tony Pastor
  2. I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) - Andy Russell
  3. Frank Sinatra - White Christmas

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Life magazine


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

Vintage Hardcover book

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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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Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis


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