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Friday 20 April 1945

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 20, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Brandon and Jimmy Winston in London. Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Blood on the Sun

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Country: United States

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Hollywood and Vine

Directed by: Alexis Thurn-Taxis

Starring: James Ellison, Wanda McKay, Franklin Pangborn, Ralph Morgan

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Beyond the Pecos

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Rod Cameron, Eddie Dew, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt

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The Horn Blows at Midnight

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

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Son of Lassie

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 April 1945 ?

  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Brandon: American actor on stage, film and television, he played the title role in "Jerry Springer - The Opera.
  • Jimmy Winston in London: England; organist (Small Facres - "Itchycoo Park").
  • John Cahill: American Senior Xerox Executive, killed on 9/11/2001 when a hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center, New York.
  • Georges Ugeux: Belgian/ American banker.
  • Alistair Cooke: Baron Lexden English historian and author.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Erwin Bumke: Polish-German lawyer and jurist (d. 1945).
  • Soviet troops enter Berlin, Germany.
  • US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa.
  • US 7th Army and Allied forces capture Nuremberg and Stuttgart in Germany.
  • Cleveland Browns' organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride.
  • German occupiers flood Beemster and Fencer.

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