Saturday 7 April 1945
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joel Robuchon and Martyn Lewis.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 7 April 1945 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Joel Robuchon: French chef.
- Martyn Lewis: Welsh newsman who worked for the BBC Northern Ireland and ITN.
- Joël Robuchon: French chef and restaurateur, titled "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989 and also awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (France's Best Craftsman) in cuisine in 1976.
- Werner Schroeter: German film director, screenwriter, and opera director known for his stylistic excess.
- Megas : Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer.
- Gerry Cottle: English businessman
- Marilyn Friedman: American philosopher and academic
- Hans van Hemert: Dutch songwriter and producer
- 1st and last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
- US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato and four destroyers were sunk
- First and last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers.
- US B-17s bombs range at Lnneburg.
- World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
- The only flight of the German ramming unit known as the Sonderkommando Elbe takes place, resulting in the loss of some 24 B-17s and B-24s of the United States Eighth Air Force.
- WWII: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
- Abwehr conspirators Wilhelm Canaris, Hans Oster and Hans Dohanyi are hanged at Flossenberg concentration camp, along with pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Stuff Like That There - Betty Hutton
- I Don't Care Who Knows It - Harry James & His Orchestra
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