What Happened in 1945 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 660 of 660

  • Nov 10 College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
  • Nov 10 General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
  • Nov 10 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • Nov 12 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
  • Nov 13 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • Nov 14 H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 14 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • Nov 15 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • Nov 16 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • Nov 16 Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Nov 16 Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 16 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • Nov 17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 17 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

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Nov 18 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Nov 20 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres
  • Nov 20 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch parliament in Hague
  • Nov 21 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • Nov 21 General Motors workers go on strike
  • Nov 22 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Nov 22 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
  • Nov 23 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
  • Nov 26 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

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Nov 26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 26 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

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Nov 27 Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Nov 27 Trial against NSB-leader Mussert begins
  • Nov 27 Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
  • Nov 28 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
  • Nov 29 Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 30 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 4 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
  • Dec 4 Senate approves US participation in United Nations
  • Dec 5 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
  • Dec 5 Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl
  • Dec 10 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • Dec 10 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
  • Dec 11 Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip
  • Dec 12 Special Court of justice convicts Dutch Nazi leader Mussert to death
  • Dec 14 Elmer Rice' "Dream Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, ordained as a priest
  • Dec 16 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship
  • Dec 18 Uruguay joins the United Nations
  • Dec 19 Austrian Republic re-establishes
  • Dec 19 Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 20 Rationing of auto tires ends in US
  • Dec 21 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • Dec 21 Gould/Comden/Green's "Billion Dollar Baby" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 22 Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
  • Dec 23 Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London
  • Dec 23 Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church
  • Dec 26 CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
  • Dec 27 Arthur Laurent's "Home of the Brave" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries
  • Dec 27 The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations.
  • Dec 28 Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"

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Dec 31 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

AgreementUnited Nations Charter

Dec 31 Ratification of United Nations Charter completed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 790

  • Oct 2 Don McLean, New Rochelle NY, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)
  • Oct 2 Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Oct 2 Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut
  • Oct 3 Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
  • Oct 3 Rik Kenton, rocker (Roxy Music), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Oct 3 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 4 Richard Bickell, race horse trainer
  • Oct 5 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 5 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • Oct 6 Domonic Barber, attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)
  • Oct 7 Kevin Godley, rock vocalist (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 8 Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
  • Oct 8 Vanburn Holder, cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's)
  • Oct 9 Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • Oct 9 Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Oct 9 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • Oct 12 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • Oct 12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Oct 13 Karen Akers, singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13 Christophe, French singer
  • Oct 13 Dési Bouterse, Surinam politician
  • Oct 14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • Oct 15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 Steven Camacho, cricketer (WI batsman early seventies)
  • Oct 15 Jere Burns, American actor
  • Oct 16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Oct 17 Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 18 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • Oct 18 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • Oct 18 Yıldo, Turkish famous showman and football player
  • Oct 19 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist
  • Oct 19 Divine, [Harris Glenn Milstead], Balt MD, actress (Pink Flamingo)
  • Oct 19 Harris Glenn Divine, Baltimore MD
  • Oct 19 John Lithgow, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 19 Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • Oct 19 Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)
  • Oct 19 Divine, American actor (d. 1988)
  • Oct 20 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • Oct 21 Everett McGill, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 21 Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • Oct 21 Nikita Mikhalkov, director (Dark Eyes, Slave of Love)
  • Oct 22 Leslie West, [Weinstein] rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)
  • Oct 22 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • Oct 23 Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • Oct 24 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • Oct 24 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
  • Oct 25 David Norman Schramm, physicist
  • Oct 26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
  • Oct 27 Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge Ill, actress (Diary of Mad Housewife)
  • Oct 27 Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
  • Oct 27 Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • Oct 27 John Kane, actor/writer
  • Oct 28 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)
  • Oct 28 Wayne Fontana, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 29 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Oct 30 Henry Winkler, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
  • Nov 1 Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
  • Nov 3 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher and manager
  • Nov 3 Gerd Müller, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Nov 5 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • Nov 6 Robert J Mrazek, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 8 Arnold Rosner, composer
  • Nov 8 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • Nov 8 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • Nov 8 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • Nov 8 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 10 Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)
  • Nov 11 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • Nov 11 Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
  • Nov 11 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • Nov 11 Vince Martell, rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

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Nov 12 Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Nov 12 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England
  • Nov 12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • Nov 13 John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • Nov 13 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 14 Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • Nov 14 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • Nov 15 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
  • Nov 15 Bob Gunton, American actor
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)

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Nov 17 Elvin Hayes, American NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore), born in Rayville, Louisiana

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • Nov 17 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Nov 17 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • Nov 18 Glen Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Leave it to Larry)
  • Nov 20 Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Nov 20 Rachid Mimouni, author
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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