Friday 11 May 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Sarrus and Claude Maillols.
Pillow to Post, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 May 1945 ?
- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
- Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
- Jean Sarrus
- Claude Maillols: French concert pianist, professor at the Conservatoire de Bobigny (1981-2008), and since 2007 at the Schola Cantorum.
- Floyd Adams: Jr.
- US marines conquer Awatsha Draw, Okinawa, Japan.
- World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1945 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Jo Stafford - There's No You
- Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) - Bing Crosby & Judy Garland