Friday 23 March 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daniel Boscher and Erik De Vlaeminck.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 March 1945 ?
- Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
- Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
- Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
- Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
- Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
- Saint Ethelwald
- Saint Victorian
- Roman Empire - The fifth and final day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva.
- Daniel Boscher: French auctioneer.
- Erik De Vlaeminck: Belgian champion cyclist, noted family, brother of cyclist Roger de Vlaeminck.
- Jackie Dewaele: Belgian radio host and television presenter, also known as Zaki.
- Martin Gillo: German-American social psychologist, business manager and politician (CDU): member of the Saxon parliament since 2009; National foreign commissioner since 2004; and Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour, May 2002 to November 2004.
- Erick Vlaeminck: Belgium sport Champion.
- Franco Battiato: Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
- David Grisman: American mandolin player and composer (Even Dozen Jug Band Old and in the Way and David Grisman Quintet)
- Tadamichi Kuribayashi: Commander of the Japanese garrison during Battle of Iwo Jima (Born 1891).
- British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
- Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1945 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Les Brown & His Orchestra (Vocal Doris Day)
- Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - There! I've Said it Again
- Phil Moore Four - My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time
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