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Tuesday 8 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 Keith Jarrett and Louis Azarette. Pillow to Post, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Movies

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Pillow to Post

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, William Prince, Stuart Erwin

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The Lady Confesses

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Mary Beth Hughes, Hugh Beaumont, Edmund MacDonald, Claudia Drake

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Enemy of the Law

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson, Kay Hughes

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The Valley of Decision

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore

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Tarzan and the Amazons

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Henry Stephenson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Wilhelm Rediess: SS and Police leader of Nazi-occupied Norway (Born 1900).
  • Josef Terboven: German Nazi leader, best known as the Reichskommissar for Norway during the German occupation of Norway.
  • Bernhard Rust: German educator and politician (d. 1945).
Facts:
  • Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov
  • V-E Day; Germany signs unconditional surrender, WWII ends in Europe
  • (0900 hours US Eastern War Time) In Washington, D.C., US President Harry Truman officially announces the unconditional surrender of Germany. He then calls on Japan to surrender unconditionally, or face "utter destruction".
  • Canadian troops move into Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1945 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Jo Stafford - There's No You
  2. Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) - Bing Crosby & Judy Garland

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