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
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 12 April 1945
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1945 ?
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream
- Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
- Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
- My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra