Friday 12 October 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aurore Clement and Claude Lemesle.
Blithe Spirit, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Choreotones.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1945 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Aurore Clement: French actress.
- Claude Lemesle: French lyricist and author.
- Dusty Rhodes: American professional wrestler.
- Aurore Clément: French actress.
- Jesse James Payne: Lynched in Madison County Florida.
- World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1945 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- A Cottage For Sale - Billy Eckstine
- Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Hong Kong Blues
- Judy Garland & Merry Macs - On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
- Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra
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