Thursday 26 April 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 26, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chuck Blazer and Antoine Hébrard.
The Valley of Decision, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1945 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Chuck Blazer
- Antoine Hébrard: French publisher of the French edition of Who's Who.
- Howard Davies: English director and producer.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus: Musician.
- Sylvain Simard: Canadian academic and politician.
- Dick Johnson: Australian race car driver.
- Neil Miller: American photographer and editor, a teacher at Arizona State.
- World War II: Battle of Bautzen : last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
- April 26 ndash WWII: The Nazis surrender to the British/Canadian front who now control the Swiss border from Basle to Lake Constance.
- U.S. Ordnance troops find the coffins of Frederick Wilhelm I, Frederick the Great, Paul von Hindenburg, and his wife.
- The Western Allies flatly reject any offer of surrender by Germany other than unconditional on all fronts.
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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