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Thursday 16 August 1945

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sheila (singer) and Suzanne Farrell. Love Letters, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1945

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Movies

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Love Letters

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

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Divorce

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

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Stagecoach Outlaws

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Frances Gladwin, Ed Cassidy

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Tell It to a Star

Directed by: Frank McDonald

Starring: Ruth Terry, Robert Livingston, Alan Mowbray, Franklin Pangborn

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Waltz Time

Directed by: Paul L. Stein

Starring: Carol Raye, Peter Graves, Patricia Medina, John Ruddock

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sheila (singer)
  • Suzanne Farrell: American professional ballet dancer accepted at 15 as a member of the New York City Ballet and protégé of director George Ballanchine, who became enchanted and obsessed with her.
  • Janot Lamberton: French 'glacionaute' (a caver who specializes in the exploration of glaciers).
  • Bob Balaban: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor / director (2010, Girlfriends).
  • Kevin Ayers: England, United Kingdom -- Progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
  • Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1945 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Rosemary - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  2. Perry Como - Till The End Of Time
  3. Bing Crosby - If I Loved You
  4. Till The End of Time - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)

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