Thursday August 15, 1946

US date format: 8/15/1946, UK date format: 15/8/1946

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Webb and William Waldegrave. Black Beauty, directed by Max Nosseck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching I Love to Eat.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Movies

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Directed by: Max Nosseck

Starring: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Evans

London Town

London Town

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Sid Field, Greta Gynt, Tessie O'Shea, Claude Hulbert

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Country: United States of America

Swamp Fire

Swamp Fire

Directed by: William H. Pine

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston

Overland Riders

Overland Riders

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty, Slim Whitaker

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1946?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Give Me Five Minutes More
  2. - To Each His Own
  3. - Pretending
  4. - Blue Skies
  5. - South America, Take it Away

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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I Love to Eat

I Love to Eat

Starring: James Beard

Country: United States of America

Musical Contrasts

Musical Contrasts

Face to Face

Face to Face

Starring: Eddie Dunn, Bill Dunn

Country: United States of America

King's Party Line

King's Party Line

Starring: John Reed King, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

For the Children

For the Children

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Richard Burton, Michael Bates, Alan Badel

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1946 is your birthday you're 73 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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