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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 Horn Blows at Midnight, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Movies

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The Horn Blows at Midnight

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

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China Sky

Directed by: Ray Enright

Starring: Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick, Ellen Drew, Anthony Quinn

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Salome Where She Danced

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak

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Two O'Clock Courage

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews

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Blithe Spirit

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1945 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 32nd US President (1933-1945, Democrat), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, at age 63.
Facts:
  • 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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Music Charts

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

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  2. Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
  4. Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream
  5. Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
  6. Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
  7. My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra

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