Thursday 5 July 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dick Scoppettone and Jeffrey Kramer in New York City.
The Silver Fleet, directed by Vernon Campbell Sewell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 5 July 1945 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Dick Scoppettone: Rocker.
- Jeffrey Kramer in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Ted Stein - Struck by Lightning).
- Curtis Blefary: baseball player (1965 American League rookie of year).
- Humberto Benitez Trevino: Mexican politician and Attorney General of Mexico.
- Michael Blake: American writer, the author of the book and screenplay for "Dances with Wolves," the winner of the Golden Globe Award on 1/19/1991 and the entry that swept the Academy Awards in early 1991.
- Stein Ringen: Norwegian sociologist and political scientist. He is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.
- Humberto Treviño: Mexican lawyer and politician Attorney General of Mexico
- John Curtin: Australian journalist and politician 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945).
- Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
- American General Douglas MacArthur announces the liberation of the Philippines.
- World War II: liberation of the Philippines declared.
- Australian Prime Minister John Curtin dies of a heart attack at age 60.
- WWII: The Philippines are declared liberated.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1945 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Chopin's Polonaise - Carmen Cavallaro & His Orchestra
- Sentimental Journey - Merry Macs
- Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well? - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
- Can't You Read Between the Lines? - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Tain't Me - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)
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