Wednesday 5 December 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Moshe Katsav and J W "Corkey" Fornof in New Orleans.
House of Dracula, directed by Erle C. Kenton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Moshe Katsav: Iranian-Israeli educator and politician 8th President of Israel.
- J W "Corkey" Fornof in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; stunt coordinator (Octopussy).
- Jocelyn: Italian entertainer.
- Jocelyn Hattab: French filmmaker, television writer and television host.
- Moshe Kazav: Israeli politician.
- Serge Chapleau: French Canadian caricaturist.
- Lost Squadron crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
- Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl.
- Five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers with 14 crew from Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida disappear over the Atlantic Ocean, in what becomes known as The Bermuda Triangle. A search and rescue Mariner aircraft with a 13-man crew also disappears.
- Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
- A flight of US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers known as Flight 19 disappears on a training exercise.
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