Wednesday 5 September 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Eva Bergman: Swedish director and screenwriter.
- Al Stewart: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Asko Jantunen: Finnish acupuncturist, a physician who introduced acupuncture to Finland.
- Marie-Pierre Delbecque: French artist in stained glass.
- Gerard D'Aboville: French adventurer, crossed the Pacific in a rowboat.
- Gérard D'Aboville: French adventurer, the first man to row across two oceans solo: the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. He crossed the Atlantic in 1980, travelling from Cape Cod to Brittany. In 1991, at the age of 46 he spent 134 days crossing from Japan to Washington state. He left Choshe, Japan on 11 July 1991 and arrived in the U.S. on 21 November 1991.
- Clem Hill: Australian cricketer and engineer (d. 1945).
- (2030 hours) Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Canada, leaves the embassy with 109 top secret documents, seeking political asylum rather than return to the Soviet Union.
- Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
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