Tuesday 24 April 1945
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 24, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dick Rivers and Doug Clifford.
The Valley of Decision, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1945 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Dick Rivers: French rock singer who celebrated 35 years in his career from the time he was 15, with a great many TV productions.
- Doug Clifford: American drummer and songwriter (Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Don Harrison Band).
- Didier Chouat
- Robert Knight: American singer.
- Doug Clifford in Palo Alto: California, USA; rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary").
- Doug Riley: Canadian keyboard player and producer (Dr. Music) (d. 2007).
- Robert Knight in Franklin: Tennessee, USA; rocker (Everlasting Love).
- Graeme Catto: Scottish physician and academic.
- Albert B Happy Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
- Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
- Retreating German troops destroy all the bridges over the Adige in Verona, including the historical Ponte di Castelvecchio and Ponte Pietra.
- April ndash The British/Canadian front enters Breman.
- Founding negotiations for the United Nations begin in San Francisco.
- WWII ndash Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops link up at the Elbe River, cutting Germany in two.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1945 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- I'm Beginning To See The Light - Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots
- Chloe - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
- Laura - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
- Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - Tippin' In
- Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra - Sentimental Journey
- All of My Life - Three Suns