Tuesday 17 April 1945
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vincent A and Philippe Lapousterle.
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..
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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Vincent A: M van der Burg; Dutch Member of Parliament (CDA).
- Philippe Lapousterle: French journalist and political advisor.
- German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands.
- 8th Air Force bombs Dresden, Germany.
- US troops lands in Mindanao.
- Brazilian forces liberate the town of Montese, Italy, from German Nazi forces.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- All of My Life - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Just a Prayer Away - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Laura - Jerry Wald & His Orchestra
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - Dream
- Just a Prayer Away - Bing Crosby with Ethel Smith (Organ)
- Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Laura
- My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Johnny Long & His Orchestra
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