On This Day

Events in Film & Television in 1945

  • Jan 5 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
  • Feb 3 Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released

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Mar 15 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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Mar 29 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

  • Apr 29 Conscientious objector Desmond Doss saves approximately 75 wounded soldiers in the Battle of Okinawa at Hacksaw Ridge. Later depicted in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge".

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Apr 30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • Jun 9 Warner Bros cartoon "A Gruesome Twosome" starring Tweety premieres in USA

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Jun 18 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster, charged with treason in England

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce

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Jul 6 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott

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Aug 22 Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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Sep 28 "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • Oct 5 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.

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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
Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor Trevor Howard
Actor
Trevor Howard

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Nov 29 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
Actor Ray Milland
Actor
Ray Milland
Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman