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Saturday 26 May 1945

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Giovanni Minoli and René Féret. Back to Bataan, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Back to Bataan

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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The Body Snatcher

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell

Country: United States

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Blood on the Sun

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall

Country: United States

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

Country: United States

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A Royal Scandal

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

La piste aux étoiles

Starring: Georges Guétary

Country: France

On Stage, Everybody

Starring: Danton Walker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
  • American bomber planes drop fire bombs on Tokyo, Japan.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Dick Haymes - Laura
  2. There Must Be a Way - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
  3. You Belong To My Heart - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
  4. Bell-Bottom Trousers - Louis Prima & His Orchestra
  5. Caldonia Boogie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine

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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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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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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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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