Tuesday 2 October 1945
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Blithe Spirit, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1945 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Michel Morin: French-Canadian astrologer, creator of "The Astro Diary," published by Quo Vadis.
- Frank Tejeda: (Rep-D-Texas).
- Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov: Cosmonaut.
- Neil Frances: Tennant; rocker (Pet Shop Boy - "West End Girl").
- Martin Hellman: American cryptographer and academic.
- Don McLean: American musician, a singer, songwriter and guitarist of folk rock who achieved his greatest success in the '70s as a soloist. Pete Seeger, with whom he worked, rated him "the finest singer and songwriter I've met since Bob Dylan." His work includes the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent," both produced in 1972. His first album "Tapestry," was released in 1970 and, although he was never a superstar, he was consistently affable in delivery, easy and warm.
- George Albert Smith becomes president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1945 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- It's Only a Paper Moon - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Dottie Reid)
- Lily Belle - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
- The Blond Sailor - Andrews Sisters
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