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Monday 15 January 1945

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Princess Michael of Kent and William R Higgins. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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 15 January 1945 ?

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Make Mine Manhattan opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Every Amsterdammer gets 3kg sugar beets.
  • Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Johnny Mercer & Pied Pipers
  2. Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Always
  3. You Always Hurt the One You Love - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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

The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Great early 20th Century story with an intriguing twist near the end

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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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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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