Friday 31 August 1945
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Van Morrison and Bob Welch.
State Fair, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor 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 31 August 1945 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Van Morrison: Irish musician, singer, songwriter, bandleader, bassist, saxophonist, guitarist, drummer and harmonica player.
- Bob Welch: American guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac from April 1971 to December 1974.
- Itzhak Perlman: Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.
- Henrique Meirelles
- Donyale Luna
- Earnie Shavers
- Leonid Ivanovich Popov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 35 / 37, 40, T-7).
- Lee Bryant: American actress.
- The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
- WWII: Allied troops arrest German field marshal Walther von Brauchitsch.
- Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita surrenders to Filipino and American forces at Kiangan, Ifugao.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1945 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Perry Como - (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling in the Moonlight
- Hoagy Carmichael - Hong Kong Blues
- On The Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Tommy Tucker & His Orchestra
- Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys - It's Only a Paper Moon
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