LOOK 1945

Historical Highlights of 1945 …

  • FDR dies (April 12) and Harry S. Truman becomes president.
  • The United States drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.
  • Les Brown & Doris Day hit the charts with “Sentimental Journey”.
  • “The Lost Weekend” starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman goes on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
  • Famous Births … Bob Marley, Rob Reiner, Priscilla Presley.
  • Deaths … Bela Bartok, George Patton.
  • In the World Series Detroit defeats the Chicago Cubs (4-3).
  • The cost of a gallon of Gas is 15 cents.
  • Balochistan Earthquake , measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, in Baluchistan, British India. The quake triggered a huge tsunami that reached a height of 40 feet in some Makran fishing ports and killed more than 4,000 people.
  • Allies and Soviets defeat Germany, World War II comes to an end.
  • In 1945 only 5,000 homes have Television Sets.

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