Wednesday 31 January 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Three Caballeros, directed by Norman Ferguson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Noah Creshevsky: Composer.
- Rynn Berry: American historian and author (d. 2014).
- Brenda Hale: Baroness Hale of Richmond English lawyer judge and academic.
- Joseph Kosuth: American conceptual artist.
- Eddie Slovik: 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25.
- American Private Edward Donald Slovik, age 25, is executed by firing squad for desertion, the first such execution since the US Civil War.
- US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath.
- World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
- Eddie Slovik is executed by firing squad for desertion, the first American soldier since the American Civil War, and last to date to be executed for this offense.
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