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Saturday 14 April 1945

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richie Blackmore and Ritchie Blackmore. 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

Which were the important events of 14 April 1945 ?

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
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  • American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace
  • Arnhem / Zwolle freed from Nazis
  • US 7th Army and allies forces captured Nuremberg and Stuttgart in Germany
  • US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • US marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa, Japan.

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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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