Friday 6 April 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Neal Boortz and Rodney Bickerstaffe.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, 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 6 April 1945 ?
- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Neal Boortz: American radio personality.
- Rodney Bickerstaffe: English union leader.
- Peter Hill: English journalist.
- Benjamin M Telders: president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at age 42.
- Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
- Coevorden freed from Germans.
- Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa.
- World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
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