Friday 1 June 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Way Ahead, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 1 June 1945 ?
- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Marino Basso: Italian cyclist who won the World Cycling Championship in 1972.
- Frederica Von Stade in Somerville: New Jersey, USA; mezzo-soprano (Die Zauberfl�te).
- Frederica Stade: American mezzo-soprano opera singer.
- Brian Oldfield: American shot putter.
- Linda Scott: Actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28.
- Lydia Shum: Chinese-Hong Kong actress (d. 2008)
- Kerry Vincent: Australian chef and author
- Frederica von Stade: American soprano and actress
- Claire Nadeau: French stage and film actress, particularly known for her role of "Madame Foldingue" in the TV Collaro show.
- WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
- The British take over Lebanon and Syria.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1945 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- There Must Be a Way - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
- Dick Haymes - Laura
- Caldonia Boogie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
- Bell-Bottom Trousers - Louis Prima & His Orchestra
- You Belong To My Heart - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
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