Monday 30 April 1945
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Claude van de Berge [Rony MF Pauwels] and Michael J Smith in Beaufort.
Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Claude van de Berge [Rony MF Pauwels]: Flemish writer (Graph Theory).
- Michael J Smith in Beaufort: North Carolina, USA; Commander US Navy, astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster).
- Mimi Farina: rocker ("Reflections in a Crystal Wind").
- Mike Beacon: rocker (Ox).
- Mimi Fariña: American singer and musician, the founder of the non-profit concert organization, "Bread and Roses.
- Michael Smith: American astronaut, one of seven space travelers on the Space Shuttle Challenger when it exploded after blastoff on 1/28/1986, 11:39 AM EST. He was the most experienced flyer of the astronauts with 4,300 hours in 28 types of planes. He gained his flying experience through two tours in Viet Nam with the army, a graduate of the U.S. Naval academy at Annapolis, MD. He first flew by himself at the age of 16, learning to fly a plane before driving a car.
- Annie Dillard: American writer (An American Childhood)
- Arthur Godfrey Time begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
- Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
- US troops attack the Elbe.
- Lord Haw-Haw calls for crusade against the bolsheviks.
- World War II: Fuhrerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
- May ndash For all practical purposes the ICPC ceases to exist (recreated on June 3, 1946).
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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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