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Wednesday 18 April 1945

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christianus Geloven and Bernard Arcand. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series)

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

Country: United States

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A Royal Scandal

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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Without Love

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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The Clock

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

Country: United States

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The House of Fear

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Ambrose Fleming: English physicist and electrical engineer (b.
  • Ernest T Pyle: British/US newscaster, killed by Japanese gunfire on Okinawa, Japan, at age 44.
  • Prince William of Wied: sovereign Prince of Albania (Born 1876).
  • Ernie Pyle: American writer, journalist and syndicated columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 and was killed in Okinawa during World War II.
Facts:
  • 1 armed outfielder, St. L Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)
  • Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-German propoganda for months, uses their influence to trap 350,000 German Army Group B troops.
  • Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream
  2. My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
  3. Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
  4. Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
  5. Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
  6. Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  7. All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1945?

  • Life: General Eisenhower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Buckner -- Apr. 16, 1945
  • Life: Iwo Jima explosion

Books

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

Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis

1945

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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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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