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Sunday 8 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 Micheline Calmy-Rey and Daniel Abadie. Anchors Aweigh, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Anchors Aweigh

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1945 ?

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Micheline Calmy-Rey: Swiss politician 91st President of the Swiss Confederation.
  • Daniel Abadie: French museum director, who served as curator at the National Museum of Modern Art and as director of the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris.
  • Pascale Bergeron: French professional astrologer.
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  • WWII: Harry S. Truman is informed that Japan will talk peace if it can retain the reign of the Emperor.ref name=quotnuclearfiles1940quot/

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

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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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

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