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Friday 12 January 1945

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maggie Bell and André De Shields. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 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 ?

A Song to Remember

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 12 January 1945 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maggie Bell: Scottish popular vocalist and member of the soul-based group "Stone the Crows.
  • André De Shields: American actor, singer, director, dancer, acclaimed novelist, choreographer, and college professor.
  • André Bicaba: Burkinabé sprinter.
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  • US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea.
  • German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of the Bulge.
  • WWII: The Soviet Union begins the Vistula-Oder Offensive in Eastern Europe against the Germans.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - I Dream Of You
  2. Andrews Sisters - Rum and Coca-Cola
  3. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Ella Fitzgerald
  4. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral - Charlie Spivak
  5. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Johnny Mercer & Pied Pipers

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine


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

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis


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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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