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1945

1945 was a year that the world will not forget, as it was the last year of the Second World War.

1945

In January, after retreating to his bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler took to the radio waves and made his last speech. The infamous Waffen-SS also began the evacuation of Auschwitz, one of the most gruesome concentration camps established by the Nazis in their short-lived Third Reich.

With the end of the war in sight, the Yalta Conference was held in February of 1945. The remaining three “great powers” of the Allies were represented by their respective heads of state: President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union. The purpose of the conference was to discuss post-war terms in order to ensure peace between the victorious Allies after the war with Germany had ended.

This was the year that two major heads of state died. With his enemies closing in around him, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in April in Berlin. American President Franklin D. Roosevelt also died in April. After winning four presidential elections, President Roosevelt died of a stroke in Warm Springs, Georgia at his personal retreat. After Roosevelt’s death, Vice President Harry S. Truman was sworn into office and became President.

In May of 1945, the Allies received the unconditional surrender of Germany, marking the end of the war in Europe. The day of German’s surrender was celebrated as “Victory in Europe Day.” The war continued in the Pacific theatre, though, with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Japan formally surrendered in September, and the Allies celebrated the date of the surrender as Victory over Japan Day.

In a final major international development this year, the United Nations was founded in October.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Three Caballeros

Directed by: Norman Ferguson

Starring: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz

Country: United States

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed

Country: United States

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The Spiral Staircase

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Anchors Aweigh

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1945 ?

Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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The Black Rose

By: Thomas B. Costain

Historical Fiction

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Vintage Hardcover book

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The White Tower

By: James Ramsey Ullman

Great early 20th Century story with an intriguing twist near the end

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1945 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. David
  7. Charles
  8. Thomas
  9. Michael
  10. Ronald
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Barbara
  4. Patricia
  5. Carol
  6. Sandra
  7. Nancy
  8. Sharon
  9. Judith
  10. Susan

What happened in each day of 1945

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