Monday 12 November 1945
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Al Michaels in Brooklyn and Christian Marty.
The Lost Weekend, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Al Michaels in Brooklyn: New York, USA; sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football).
- Christian Marty: French concorde pilot.
- Charles Millon: French politician.
- Neil Young: Canadian-American songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, first recognized with the group "Buffalo Springfield.
- Pierre Carite: .
- Michael Bishop: United States -- Sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
- Tracy Kidder: American journalist and author
- Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- Peggy Lee - Waitin' for the Train to Come In
- Don't Forget Tonight Tomorrow - Frank Sinatra
- No Can Do - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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