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Thursday 26 July 1945

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linda Harrison in Berlin and Sergio Galeotti. Christmas in Connecticut, directed by Peter Godfrey, 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.
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Movies

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

Christmas in Connecticut

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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Anchors Aweigh

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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The Silver Fleet

Directed by: Vernon Campbell Sewell

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight

Country: United States

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Rhapsody in Blue

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith

Country: United States

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Story of G.I. Joe

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 July 1945 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Linda Harrison in Berlin: Maryland, USA; actress (Bracken's World, Planet of the Apes).
  • Sergio Galeotti: Italian entrepreneur who built his own company, Armani Spa.
  • Helen Mirren: British actress, winner of an assortment of awards, best known in the US for her portrayal of the complex Jane Tennison, detective.
  • Betty Davis: British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies.
  • Suzanna Leigh: English actress.
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Facts:
  • After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes Prime Minister
  • Declaration of Potsdam: US / Britain / China demands Japanese surrender
  • Japanese government disregards US ultimatum
  • US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb
  • The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como - I'm Gonna Love That Gal
  2. Bell-Bottom Trousers - Jerry Colonna

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Peggy Ann Garner
  • Time: Navy Adm. William Bull Halsey
  • Life: Hero Audie Murphy

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 Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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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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