Friday 8 February 1946
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Wheatbread and "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra in Los Angeles.
Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching It's a Gift.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1946 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Paul Wheatbread: rocker (Gary Puckett and Union Gap - "Young Girl").
- "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra in Los Angeles: California, USA; rocker (Canned Heat - "Hot Money").
- Miles Mander: Actor / director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57.
- Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties.
- The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Harry James & His Orchestra - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
- Andrews Sisters - Money is the Root of All Evil
- Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Connee Boswell
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