Friday 26 January 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marti Caine and Jacqueline Du Pré.
Objective, Burma!, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain 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 26 January 1945 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Marti Caine: British comedienne and singer.
- Jacqueline Du Pré: British musician, a world-class cellist who became a classical music superstar in the 1960s when still in her teens.
- Jacqueline Pré: English cellist (d. 1987).
- David Purley: British Formula 1 driver (Born 1945).
- Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
- 2nd Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy exhibits conspicuous gallantry for which he later receives the Medal of Honor.
- World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1945 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- There Goes That Song Again - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra (Vocal Margaret Whiting)
- Kate Smith - Don't Fence Me In
- Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
- Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
- Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - There Goes That Song Again
- Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Always
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