Tuesday 2 October 1945
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 2, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Don McLean and Donny Hathaway.
Song of Old Wyoming, directed by Robert Emmett Tansey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
On TV people were watching Choreotones.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1945 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Don McLean: American musician, a singer, songwriter and guitarist of folk rock who achieved his greatest success in the '70s as a soloist.
- Donny Hathaway: Musician.
- Frank Tejeda: (Rep-D-Texas).
- Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov: Cosmonaut.
- Rod Carew: Athlete.
- Michel Morin: French-Canadian astrologer, creator of "The Astro Diary," published by Quo Vadis.
- Martin Hellman: American cryptographer and academic.
- Neil Frances: Tennant; rocker (Pet Shop Boy - "West End Girl").
- George Albert Smith becomes president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1945 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- A Cottage For Sale - Billy Eckstine
- Hong Kong Blues - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Judy Garland & Merry Macs