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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1945.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1945: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1945?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1945 German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven / Saint-Trond / Brussels
  • 02 Jan 1945 Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • 03 Jan 1945 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
  • 04 Jan 1945 US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack.
  • 05 Jan 1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon Odor-able Kitty
  • 06 Jan 1945 Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York
  • 07 Jan 1945 Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen.
  • 08 Jan 1945 Youth for Christ organizes
  • 09 Jan 1945 US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines.
  • 10 Jan 1945 Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer.
  • 12 Jan 1945 US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea.
  • 13 Jan 1945 WWII: A day after beginning the Vistula-Oder Offensive, the Soviets launch the East Prussian Offensive to eliminate German forces in East Prussia.
  • 15 Jan 1945 Make Mine Manhattan opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • 16 Jan 1945 Scottish 52nd land division / 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
  • 17 Jan 1945 Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
  • 18 Jan 1945 Warsaw freed by Soviet army
  • 19 Jan 1945 World War II: Soviet forces liberate the ?odz ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
  • 20 Jan 1945 FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President
  • 21 Jan 1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma.
  • 22 Jan 1945 Burma highway reopens
  • 23 Jan 1945 Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation.
  • 24 Jan 1945 Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg.
  • 25 Jan 1945 New York Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping
  • 26 Jan 1945 Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 27 Jan 1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
  • 28 Jan 1945 Gen Vinegar Joe Stillwell and truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
  • 30 Jan 1945 Wilhelm Gustloff torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 7,700 die
  • 31 Jan 1945 American Private Edward Donald Slovik, age 25, is executed by firing squad for desertion, the first such execution since the US Civil War.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1945?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
  2. - I Dream Of You
  3. - And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
  4. - Rum and Coca-Cola
  5. - Always

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Country: United States of America

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States of America

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States of America

Diabolique

Diabolique

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Country: United States of America

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States of America