Saturday 17 March 1945, St. Patrick's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paco Gonzalez and Michael Hayden.
Without Love, directed by Harold S. Bucquet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Paco Gonzalez: Race horse trainer.
- Michael Hayden: American military man named Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency by President George W. Bush on May 8, 2006 replacing Porter Goss who held the job for a short time.
- Elis Regina: Brazilian singer, one of the most well-known, well-loved and well-paid entertainers in the history of her country.
- Dennis Sullivan: American bishop.
- Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra.
- American forces complete the capture of Iwo Jima. Americans suffer 26,038 casualties, include 6821 dead. Of the 21,000 Japanese defenders, only 1083 survive.
- The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
- WWII: Kobe, Japan is fire-bombed by 331 B-29 bombers, killing over 8,000 people.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)
- Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - There! I've Said it Again
- Phil Moore Four - My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time
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