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Thursday 16 May 1946

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jessi B Wilson and Rosemary Barnes. A Night in Casablanca, directed by Archie L. Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 while The King's General by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let's Play Reporter.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Let's Play Reporter

Starring: Frances Scott

Country: United States

Hour Glass

Starring: Edgar Bergen

Country: United States

It's a Gift

Starring: John Reed King

Country: United States

Composer at the Piano

Starring: Annette Mills, Alan Murray, Eleanor Fayre, Leslie Julian Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Television Garden

Starring: Fred Streeter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States

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Make Mine Music

Directed by: Bob Cormack

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman

Country: United States

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The Blue Dahlia

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix

Country: United States

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Bedlam

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House

Country: United States

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Dragonwyck

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jessi B Wilson: Mississippi, United States -- Murderer (FBI Most Wanted List).
  • Rosemary Barnes: British politician, a Member of Parliament returned at the General Election of 6/11/1987.
  • Jean-Michel Gaillard: French senior official, who was director general of Antenne 2 (now France 2) from 1989 to 1991.
  • Jeff Jawer: American professional astrologer, one of the founding members of AFAN and one of the Steering Committee.
  • Roger Earl: English drummer and songwriter (Savoy Brown and Foghat).
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Facts:
  • Musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Ethel Merman premieres in New York City

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1946 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Andy Russell - Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)
  2. All that Glitters is Not Gold - Dinah Shore
  3. The Gypsy - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  4. Perry Como - All Through the Day
  5. Sioux City Sue - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1946?

  • Life: Fishing woman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Queen Wilhemina -- May 13, 1946
  • Life: Margaret Leighton

Books

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

The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The sweeping and mighty chronicle of a fabulous family- the hot headed, hot-blooded d'Alverys, and the skeleton ridden house where they were born. On Belle Heloise plantation, with all its old world background; its beer and shrimp parties on the ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

A beautiful flawless copy, First Edition, Published 1946, Mint Condition This Side of Innocence (1946) by Taylor Caldwell, about rich and powerful New York families in the Gilded Age.

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