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Saturday 28 April 1945

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

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 ?

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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Without Love

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

Country: United States

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The Clock

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 April 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
  • Luchesius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bernito Mussolini: Fascist leader (Italy), tried and shot.
  • Hans Bloesch: Writer.
  • Claretta Petacci: mistress of Mussolini, is executed.
  • Roberto Farinacci: Italian Fascist politician, and important member of the National Fascist Party (PNF) before and during World War II, and one of its ardent anti-Semitic proponents.
Facts:
  • US 5th army reaches Swiss border.
  • British commandos attack Elbe and occupy Lauenburg.
  • Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • April 28 ndash The Canadian First Army captures Emden and Wilhelmshaven.
  • Operation Manna: British Lancaster bombers drop food into the Netherlands to prevent the starvation of the civilian population.

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Music Charts

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

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. Laura - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  2. Sentimental Journey - Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra
  3. Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Chloe
  4. Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - I'm Beginning To See The Light
  5. Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tippin' In
  6. All of My Life - Three Suns

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: President Truman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harry S. Truman -- Apr. 23, 1945
  • Life: General Eisenhower

Books

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

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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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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Cass Timberlane

By: Sinclair Lewis

1945

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