Sunday 29 April 1945
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Warwick and Hugh Hopper.
Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Richard Warwick: Actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If).
- Hugh Hopper: rocker (Soft Machine).
- Gary Krist: American noted kidnapper.
- Tammi Terrell: American singer (d. 1970).
- Brian Charlesworth: English biologist geneticist and academic.
- Catherine Lara: French singer-songwriter and violinist
- Matthias Kleinheisterkamp: German SS officer (Born 1893).
- 1st food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
- Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
- US liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany
- Venice and Mestre are captured by the Allies.
- (about 1300 hours) American 42nd and 45th Divisions capture Dachau concentration camp in Germany, liberating 32,000.
- Japanese army evacuates Rangoon, Burma.
- Operation Manna begins, as British Bomber Command begins dropping food in four pre-approved drop zones in western Holland. By the end of the day, 239 Lancaster bombers have dropped 500+ tons of food.
- World War II : Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Donitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
- The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
- The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tippin' In
- All of My Life - Three Suns
- Sentimental Journey - Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra
- Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Chloe
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - I'm Beginning To See The Light
- Laura - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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