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Friday 17 May 1946

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sinaida Turchina and F Paul Wilson. Dressed to Kill, directed by Roy William Neill, 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. 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 30 days ?

Dressed to Kill

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • KVP Labor / Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections
  • US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike.

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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 ?

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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