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Thursday 12 April 1945

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hilary Nicolle and Jean-Pierre Davant. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

Country: United States

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A Royal Scandal

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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Without Love

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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The Clock

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The House of Fear

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 32nd US President (1933-1945, Democrat), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, at age 63.
Facts:
  • Richard Strauss completes his Metamorphosis
  • US liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
  • Canadian troops liberate German concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands.
  • U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Stuff Like That There - Betty Hutton
  2. I Don't Care Who Knows It - Harry James & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1945?

  • Life: Iwo Jima explosion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Patton -- Apr. 9, 1945
  • Life: Subdebutante in hat

Books

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

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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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 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

1945

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