Sunday 26 August 1945
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Melvin Watt and Thomas J Ridge.
State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis 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 26 August 1945 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Melvin Watt: (Rep-D-North Carolina).
- Thomas J Ridge: (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1983- ).
- Jo Freeman: American lawyer and scholar.
- Tom Ridge: American sergeant and politician 1st Secretary of Homeland Security.
- Franz Werfel: Austrian novelist, playwright and poet whose early work criticized the militaristic philosophy of the 1900's.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1945 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Perry Como - (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling in the Moonlight
- Hoagy Carmichael - Hong Kong Blues
- On The Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra
- Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys - It's Only a Paper Moon
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