Wednesday 5 September 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard D'Aboville and Marie-Pierre Delbecque.
State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Gérard D'Aboville: French adventurer, the first man to row across two oceans solo: the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
- Marie-Pierre Delbecque: French artist in stained glass.
- Gerard D'Aboville: French adventurer, crossed the Pacific in a rowboat.
- Asko Jantunen: Finnish acupuncturist, a physician who introduced acupuncture to Finland.
- Eva Bergman: Swedish director and screenwriter.
- Al Stewart: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 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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