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Friday 26 January 1945

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marti Caine and Jacqueline Du Pré. Objective, Burma!, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 ?

Objective, Burma!

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince

Country: United States

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A Song to Remember

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde

Country: United States

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Tonight and Every Night

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair

Country: United States

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Keys of the Kingdom

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 2nd Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy exhibits conspicuous gallantry for which he later receives the Medal of Honor.
  • World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.

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Music Charts

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

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. There Goes That Song Again - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra (Vocal Margaret Whiting)
  2. Kate Smith - Don't Fence Me In
  3. Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  4. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  5. Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - There Goes That Song Again
  6. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Always

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: St Johns basketball team
  • Time: Special assistant and adviser to FDR
  • Life: General Patton

Books

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

The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose 1945

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Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis

1945

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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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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