Saturday 17 August 1946
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Didier Sandre and Serge Moati.
Brief Encounter, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while This Side of Innocence by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1946 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Didier Sandre
- Serge Moati: French artist, journalist, film director and writer.
- Martha Coolidge: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Hans Vandenburg: Dutch singer / guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo).
- Patrick Manning: Trinidadian-Tobagonian politician 4th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Blue Skies - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund)
- Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark) - South America, Take it Away
- Give Me Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Modernaires & Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
- Andy Russell - Pretending
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