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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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Brief Encounter

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

Country: United States

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The Big Sleep

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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The Time of Their Lives

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds

Country: United States

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Black Angel

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

King's Party Line

Starring: John Reed King, Jim Brown

Country: United States

Face to Face

Starring: Eddie Dunn, Bill Dunn

Country: United States

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For the Children

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

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Lights Out

Starring: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue

Country: United States

Cash and Carry

Starring: Dennis James

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1946 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Music Charts

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

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

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

Life magazine


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

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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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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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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