Friday 13 April 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edwige Avice and Joseph Doucé.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 13 April 1945 ?
- Edwige Avice
- Joseph Doucé
- Tony Dow: American actor who is most known for his performance as Beaver's older brother in the 1957-1963 TV series, "Leave it to Beaver.
- Lowell George: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Little Feat and The Mothers of Invention) (d. 1979).
- Carlos Gimenez: in Argentina/Venezuela; founder (Theater festival of Caracas).
- Tony Dow in Hollywood: California, USA; actor (Wally - Leave it to Beaver).
- Charles Robinson: American actor.
- Pasteur Douce: Belgian business owner of a bookstore that also served as a refuge for homosexuals and pedophiles, when he was kidnapped in July 1990.
- Jorge Cervera: Mexican-American waiter, no longer employed after 1983 as he had Karposi's sarcoma.
- Ed Caruthers: American high jumper.
- Bob Kalsu: American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970).
- Judy Nunn: Australian actress and screenwriter.
- Raymond van Geytenbeek: Dutch singer / drummer (Les Baroques).
- Edward J Caruthers Jr in Oklahoma City: Oklahoma, USA; high jumper (Olympics-silver-1968).
- Stacy Johnson: American singer (Sharpees - "Tired of Being Alone").
- Ernst Cassirer: German philosopher.
- Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
- Canadian army liberates Teuge and Assen Netherlands from Germans.
- US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa.
- World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Don't Care Who Knows It - Harry James & His Orchestra
- Stuff Like That There - Betty Hutton
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