Wednesday 21 February 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Walter Momper and D'Anna Fortunato.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, directed by Elia Kazan, 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 21 February 1945 ?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Walter Momper: German politician.
- D'Anna Fortunato: American mezzo-soprano.
- Paul Newton: English bass player (Uriah Heep).
- Eric Liddell: China -- English 400m runner (1924 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- British Army captures Goch.
- US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line.
- The US 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team liberates Corregidor, Philippines.
- Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties.
- World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
- The last V-2-rocket is launched from Peenemünde.
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night of the Week) - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
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