Friday 14 December 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Downing and Georgina Flanderka.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
- Paul Downing: American musician; guitar and keyboard player with top world bands in Europe, and in the United States after 1966; also a record producer.
- Georgina Flanderka: American museum consultant with 19 years experience in the industry, a member of the Canadian and Ontario Museum Association and the Management Marketing Association of America.
- Twin Downing: British mortality, lived only a few days.
- Constantino Gaito: Composer, dies at 67.
- Forrester Harvey: Actor (Tarzan & Mate, Chump at Oxford), dies at 61.
- Henry van Goudoever: Dutch lawyer / judge, dies on his 69th birthday.
- Josef Kramer known as the "Beast of Belsen": and ten others hanged for crimes committed at the Belsen and Oswiecim German concentration camps.
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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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