Wednesday April 17, 1946

US date format: 4/17/1946, UK date format: 17/4/1946

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 1946). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Clare Francis and J R. The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching Der Augenzeuge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Country: United States of America

A Stolen Life

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Country: United States of America

Two Sisters from Boston

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante

So Goes My Love

Directed by: Frank Ryan

Starring: Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Rhys Williams, Bobby Driscoll

They Made Me a Killer

Directed by: William C. Thomas

Starring: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane, Frank Albertson


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 17, 1946?


  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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  • Syria declares independence from French administration

    Famous Birthday

  • Clare Francis: British yachtswoman who first gained...
  • J R: Baines; professor (Egyptologist).
  • Hannah Nydahl: Danish buddhist teacher of kagyu...
  • Henry Kelly: Irish radio and television host.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 17, 1946?

    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. Laughing on the Outside (Crying On the Inside) - Merry Macs
  2. Laughing On The Outside (Crying On the Inside) - Dinah Shore
  3. Cement Mixer (Put-ti Put-ti) - Alvino Rey & His Orchestra
  4. One-Zy, Two-Zy (I Love You-Zy) - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

TV Series

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

Der Augenzeuge

It's a Gift

Starring: John Reed King

Country: United States of America

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