Thursday 12 April 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lee Jong-wook and Hilary Nicolle.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Lee Jong-wook: South Korean physician and diplomat (d. 2006).
- Hilary Nicolle: Educationist.
- Jean-Pierre Davant: French business leader, who served from June 1992 to 14 December 2010 as president of mutualité française, a group of mutual health organizations in France.
- Yves Chauveau
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 32nd US President (1933-1945, Democrat), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, at age 63.
- Richard Strauss completes his Metamorphosis
- US liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
- Canadian troops liberate German concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands.
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
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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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