Wednesday 17 January 1945

US 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.
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Movies

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Objective, Burma!

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Country: United States of America

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The Jade Mask

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright

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Madonna of the Seven Moons

Directed by: Arthur Crabtree

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Peter Glenville

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The Big Show-Off

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Arthur Lake, Dale Evans, Lionel Stander, George Meeker

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A Song to Remember

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The World in Your Home

Country: United States of America

Mr. Jones and His Neighbors

Starring: Yul Brynner

Country: United States of America

Will You Remember?

Starring: Vera Massey

Country: United States of America

At Home

Starring: Patquita Anderson

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Facts:
  • 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.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1945 ?

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. Kate Smith - Don't Fence Me In
  2. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Always
  3. Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  4. There Goes That Song Again - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra (Vocal Margaret Whiting)
  5. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  6. There Goes That Song Again - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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