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Monday 17 September 1945

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Phil Jackson and Bruce Spence. Mildred Pierce, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mildred Pierce

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott

Country: United States

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State Fair

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes

Country: United States

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Love Letters

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards

Country: United States

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The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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Ziegfeld Follies

Directed by: Lemuel Ayers

Starring: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1945 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Phil Jackson: American athlete, a basketball star and coach.
  • Bruce Spence: New Zealand actor.
  • Johanna Fiedler: American noted family, the first born of Arthur Fiedler's three kids.
  • Ponce (Puerto Rico)
  • Maurizio Vitale: Swiss-Italian clothing magnate, outraged the Vatican in the early '70s by pairing bulging buttocks and parodies of Christian teachings in advertisements for his "Jesus jeans.
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Life magazine


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

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Great early 20th Century story with an intriguing twist near the end

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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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