Thursday 1 March 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Picture of Dorian Gray, directed by Albert Lewin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 1 March 1945 ?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Wilfried Moer: Belgian soccer player.
- Bobby Ferguson: .
- Dirk Benedict: American actor most noted for his role as "Starbuck" in "Battlestar Galactica," 1978 and in the TV series "The A-Team," along with guest shots in other TV series.
- Jean-Claude Boulanger: French bishop of Bayeux since 12 March 2010.
- Burning Spear: [Winston Rodney]; Jamaican reggae singer.
- FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
- Field Marshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander
- US infantry regiment captures M�nchengladbach.
- British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten.
- Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi.
- US President Franklin Roosevelt announces success of Yalta Conference.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt gives what will be his last address to a joint session of Congress, reporting on the Yalta Conference.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1945 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Sleigh Ride in July - Dinah Shore
- Candy - Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, & Pied Pipers
- A Little on the Lonely Side - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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