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Friday 13 April 1945

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edwige Avice and Joseph Doucé. A Royal Scandal, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Royal Scandal

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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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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The Clock

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

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 House of Fear

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Edwige Avice
  • Joseph Doucé
  • Tony Dow: American actor who is most known for his performance as Beaver's older brother in the 1957-1963 TV series, "Leave it to Beaver.
  • Lowell George: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Little Feat and The Mothers of Invention) (d. 1979).
  • Tony Dow in Hollywood: California, USA; actor (Wally - Leave it to Beaver).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
  • Canadian army liberates Teuge and Assen Netherlands from Germans.
  • US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa.
  • World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.

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

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  2. Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
  4. Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream
  5. Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
  6. Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
  7. My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra

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