Tuesday 1 May 1945
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rita Coolidge in Nashville and Rita Coolidge.
Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 1 May 1945 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Rita Coolidge in Nashville: Tennessee, USA; singer ("Higher and Higher", "We're All Alone").
- Rita Coolidge: American singer and recording artist with groups and solo.
- Carson Whitsett: American keyboard player songwriter and producer (The Imperial Show Band and Booker T. & the M.G.
- Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WWII
- Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg.
- Australian and Dutch troops lands on Tarakan.
- Admiral Karl D�nitz forms German government.
- 900 occupiers of Demmin Vorpommeren commit suicide.
- Soviet army reaches Rostock.
- General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms.
- World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has ''fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany''.
- The Yugoslav partisans free Trieste.
- Hamburg Radio announces that Hitler has died in battle, ampquotfighting up to his last breath against Bolshevism.ampquot
- Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide after killing their six children. Karl Dönitz appoints Count Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk as the new Chancellor of Germany.
- Troops of the Yugoslav 4th Army, together with the Slovene 9th Corpus NOV, enter Trieste.
- Mass suicide in Demmin.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1945 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Laura - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
- Sentimental Journey - Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra
- Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Chloe
- Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots - I'm Beginning To See The Light
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tippin' In
- All of My Life - Three Suns
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