Thursday 13 December 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Herman Cain and Kathy Garver.
They Were Expendable, directed by John Ford Captain U.S.N.R., 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.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Herman Cain: American businessman and political activist.
- Kathy Garver: American actress.
- Brian McGuire: Australian racing driver (d. 1977).
- Irma Grese: German concentration camp supervisor (Born 1923).
- Elisabeth Volkenrath: Polish-born German Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1945).
- Vittorio Mario Vanzo: Composer, dies at 83.
- Robert van Genechten: Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide.
- Josef Kramer: German concentration camp commandant (Born 1906).
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Chickery Chick - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra (vocal Anita O'Day
- Nancy (With The Laughing Face) - Frank Sinatra
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