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Tuesday 31 December 1946, NewYear’s Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Carrera and Patti Smith in Chicago. Dead Reckoning, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties.
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TV Series

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

Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mixed Bill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Dead Reckoning

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky

Country: United States

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Les Misérables

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Duel in the Sun

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck

Country: United States

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Stairway to Heaven

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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Humoresque

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1946 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • French troops leave Lebanon.
  • President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
  • The 20nbspmm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun contract is released.
  • Female suffrage is enacted in Belgium, Romania, Yugoslavia, Argentina and the Canadian province of Quebec.
  • The first female police officers are hired in Korea and Japan.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1946?

  • Life: Dorothy Kirsten
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marian Anderson -- Dec. 30, 1946
  • Life: Fra Angelicos art

Books

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

The Moneyman

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Moneyman By Thomas B. Costain 1947 Hardcover. Thrilling story of a great conspiracy and Romance in the Court of King VII Published by Doubleday & Comp.

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Gentleman's Agreement

By: Laura Z. Hobson

The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles.

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Lydia Bailey

By: Kenneth Roberts

A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man.

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