Tuesday 20 August 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Laurent Fabius and Connie Chung.
Brief Encounter, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
while The King's General by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Laurent Fabius: French politician, Prime Minister 1984-86, charged in connection with the AIDS deaths of five people and the contamination of two others during a key period in 1985, accused of a strategy of favoritism that delayed systematic testing for AIDS, waiting for development of a French-made test when an American one was available months earlier, charged with manslaughter and "attacking the physical integrity of others.
- Connie Chung: Chinese-American newscaster, teamed with Dan Rather at CBS in 1993.
- Ralf Hütter: German singer and keyboard player (Kraftwerk and Organisation).
- Ralf Hutter: German musician (Kraftwerk).
- Hans Meiser: Hans Meiser is a german TV host, well known in the 1980ies and 1990ies.
- Henryk Broder: Polish-German journalist and author.
- N Murthy: Indian businessman co-founded Infosys.
- NR Narayana Murthy: Indian businessman.
- Connie Chung in Washington: DC, USA; TV newscaster (NBC, CBS).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Andy Russell - Pretending
- Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark) - South America, Take it Away
- Modernaires & Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
- Blue Skies - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund)
- Give Me Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
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