Thursday 25 January 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Leigh Taylor-Young and Leigh Taylor-Young in Washington.
Objective, Burma!, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1945 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Leigh Taylor-Young: American actress and leading lady of films from the late '60s and early '70s.
- Leigh Taylor-Young in Washington: DC, USA; actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas).
- John Leslie: American porn actor director and producer (d. 2010).
- Dave Walker: English singer and guitarist (Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac).
- New York Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping
- Grand Rapids, Michigan, becomes first US city to fluoridate its water.
- Dan Topping, Del Webb, and Larry MacPhail purchase New York Yankees for US$2.8 million.
- West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma.
- Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths.
- World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
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
- Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - There Goes That Song Again
- There Goes That Song Again - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra (Vocal Margaret Whiting)
- Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Always
- Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
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