Wednesday 17 January 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1945 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Jeanette Fitzsimmons: New Zealand politician, the Greens' co-leader and probably the first Green Party candidate in the world to win an electorate seat.
- Claude Guéant: French civil servant, he studied law at Paris University and entered "Sciences-Po" and ENA.
- Jean-Marie Delarue: French senior official, a State Councillor and 'Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté' (head of an independent body overseeing the treatment of prisoners) from 2008 to 2014.
- Javed Akhtar: Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter.
- Anne Cutler: Australian psychologist and academic.
- Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
- The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
- Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg leaves Budapest with his driver and three Russian officers for a pre-approved meeting with Soviet commanders in Debrecen, east of Budapest, to discuss his humanitarian work with Jews.
- Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work.
- Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation.
- World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1945 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Always
- You Always Hurt the One You Love - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
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