Thursday May 16, 1946

US date format: 5/16/1946, UK date format: 16/5/1946

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 16, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Jawer and Robert Fripp. Dark Alibi, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching Let's Play Reporter.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Dark Alibi

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon

Country: United States of America

Bad Bascomb

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish

A Night in Casablanca

Directed by: Archie Mayo

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Charles Drake

Country: United States of America

Winter Wonderland

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Starring: Lynne Roberts, Charles Drake, Roman Bohnen, Eric Blore


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 16, 1946?


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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  • 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 16, 1946?

    Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. Frank Sinatra - All Through the Day
  2. Laughing On the Outside, Crying On the Inside - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Frank Sinatra - They Say It's Wonderful
  4. Mills Brothers - I Don't Know Enough About You
  5. The House of Blue Lights - Freddie Slack & His Orchestra

TV Series

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

Let's Play Reporter

Starring: Frances Scott

Country: United States of America

Hour Glass

Starring: Edgar Bergen

Country: United States of America

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