Wednesday 21 August 1946
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lev Alburt and Alain Boullet.
The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1946 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Lev Alburt: in the USSR; International Chess Master (1976).
- Alain Boullet: French perpetrator of several rapes: 12/04/1983; 1/02/1984; 2/24/1986.
- Guy Coeme: Belgian political appointee, the Minister of Defense, National Deputy in 1988, Legion of Science Politician, a member of the Bureau National, 1974 and President for the Wallonne Region, 1988.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1946 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Give Me Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Modernaires & Paula Kelly - To Each His Own
- Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra (Vocal Buddy Clark) - South America, Take it Away
- Blue Skies - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Art Lund)
- Andy Russell - Pretending
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