Wednesday 17 January 1945US date format: 1/17/1945, UK date format: 17/1/1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 1945). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Claude Guéant and Jeanette Fitzsimons.
Objective, Burma!, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
On TV people were watching Aktuelt kvarter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1945 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Claude Guéant: French civil servant, he studied law at...
- Jeanette Fitzsimons
- Jean-Marie Delarue: French senior official, a State...
- Jeanette Fitzsimmons: New Zealand politician, the Greens'...
- Javed Akhtar: Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter.
- Anne Cutler: Australian psychologist and academic.
- Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
- The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
- Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg leaves Budapest with his driver and three Russian officers for a pre-approved meeting with Soviet commanders in Debrecen, east of Budapest, to discuss his humanitarian work with Jews.
- Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work.
- Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation.
- World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1945 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Kate Smith - Don't Fence Me In
- Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Always
- Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- There Goes That Song Again - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra (Vocal Margaret Whiting)
- Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
- There Goes That Song Again - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra