Monday 11 November 1946, Veteran's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chip Hawkes and Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov.
Children of Paradise, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Television Screen Magazine.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1946 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Chip Hawkes: Rocker.
- Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov: Cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10).
- Chris Dreja: British musician (The Yardbirds).
- Federico Fachinetti: Italian entrepreneur, married actress Ornella Muti 6/25/1988.
- Michele Maffei: Belgian swordsman who was a Gold Medal winner at the 1972 Olympics in Monaco.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1946 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - King Cole Trio
- You Keep Coming Back Like a Song - Dinah Shore
- Rumors Are Flying - Three Suns
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