Monday 8 October 1945
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roland Dersoir and Roy Royer.
Blithe Spirit, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Choreotones.
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Roy Royer: Rock guitarist (Procol Harum).
- Roland Dersoir: French race horse jockey/ driver, and father of harness racer Jean-Loïc-Claude Dersoir.
- Strawberry Gatts: American adventurer and New Age multi-tasker.
- Jean-Louis Touraine: French medical teacher and politician, a member of the National Assembly of France who represents the Rhône department, and is a member of the Socialiste, radical, citoyen et divers gauche.
- John Betsch: American drummer.
- Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
- US President Harry Truman announces atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada.
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
- Judy Garland & Merry Macs - On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
- Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Hong Kong Blues
- A Cottage For Sale - Billy Eckstine
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