Friday August 16, 1946

US date format: 8/16/1946, UK date format: 16/8/1946

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lesley Ann Warren and Stephen Peck. Under Nevada Skies, directed by Frank McDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching I Love to Eat.
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Under Nevada Skies

Directed by: Frank McDonald

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Black Beauty

Directed by: Max Nosseck

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

London Town

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

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

The Big Sleep

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

Country: United States of America

Swamp Fire

Directed by: William H. Pine

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 16, 1946?


    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

    Events

  • Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem / Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1946?


    Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. South America, Take it Away - Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark)
  2. Blue Skies - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund)
  3. Andy Russell - Pretending
  4. To Each His Own - Modernaires & Paula Kelly
  5. Give Me Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

I Love to Eat

Starring: James Beard

Country: United States of America

Musical Contrasts

King's Party Line

Starring: John Reed King, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

Face to Face

Starring: Eddie Dunn, Bill Dunn

Country: United States of America

For the Children

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

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