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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 15, 1946?
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1946?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
- Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Give Me Five Minutes More
- Modernaires & Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
- Andy Russell - Pretending
- Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund) - Blue Skies
- Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark) - South America, Take it Away
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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