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1945

Monday 23rd April: Adolf Hitler tells Eva Braun the best way to commit suicide, and declares privately that he believes the war is lost. (Berlin - Downfall)

Tuesday 24th April: President Truman is briefed on the Manhattan Project. (Truman)

Monday 30th April: Adolf Hitler commits suicide. (Berlin, Germany - The Death of Adolf Hitler)

Monday 30th April: Hitler commits suicide. (Downfall)

Saturday 5th May: The German forces in the Netherlands surrender; Eliss de Vries and Ludwig Muntze face an uncertain future as they are sought as Nazis; SS Officer Franken tries to escape to Hamburg on a boat filled with stolen Jewish loot. (Holland - Black Book)

Monday 7th May: Tommy born to Mrs Walker on the day that Germans surrender and end World War II. (London - Tommy)

Wednesday 9th May: Herman Goering is captured by the U.S. Seventh Army. (Bavaria - Inside the Third Reich)

Friday 11th May: Brunnlitz liberated by Russians. (Schindler's List)

Thursday 24th May: Priscilla Presley is born. (Brooklyn, New York - Elvis)

Sunday 27th May: Kenneth H. Dahlberg is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross . (All the President's Men)

Friday 8th June: President Truman issues order regarding release of classified scientific information. (Truman)

Friday 15th June: Judy Garland marries Vincente Minnelli. (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows)

Tuesday 19th June: Tobias J.A. Wolff is born. (Birmingham, Alabama - This Boy's Life)

Friday 29th June: 800 men are eaten by sharks after delivering the Hiroshima bomb. (Jaws)

Thursday 26th July: Winston Churchill is forced to resign as Prime Minister following his party's electoral defeat by the Labour Party. (Young Winston)

Monday 6th August: The first atomic bomb dropped over Japan. (Hiroshima - Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan)

Monday 6th August: The Hiroshima bomb is dropped at 8:15. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Number 23)

Thursday 9th August: Shingen Yashida survives an atomic bomb thanks to the Wolverine. (Nagaski, Japan - The Wolverine)

Wednesday 15th August: Emperor Hirohito broadcasts the news of Japan's surrender to the Japanese people. (MacArthur)

Thursday 16th August: Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright is freed by Russian forces from a POW camp. (Manchuria, China - MacArthur)

Saturday 18th August: Despondent after learning of the death of his wife and three young children in the bombing of Hiroshima, camp commander Colonel Suga takes three small children from the POW camp to feast at his home. (Borneo, Southeast Asia - Three Came Home)

Tuesday 11th September: After nearly four years of forced separation, Agnes Newton Keith and her little boy Georgie are reunited with husband/father Harry when their Japanese captors abruptly abandon their POW camp in the face of an eminent Allied invasion. (Borneo, Southeast Asia - Three Came Home)

Thursday 13th September: Katherine is born and then dies. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Saturday 22nd September: Gen. George S. Patton tells reporters that he does not see the need for "this denazification thing" and compares the controversy over Nazism to a "Democratic and Republican election fight.". (Patton)

Wednesday 3rd October: Peter Appleton attends the 'Bread Instead Of Bullets Club' in order to impress a girl, and not because of any communist leanings. (The Majestic)

Thursday 11th October: George Berger born. (Hair)

Wednesday 17th October: Juan Peron addresses Argentina. (buenos aires - Evita)

Monday 22nd October: Russell Edwin Nash born to an unwed mother. She dies in childbirth and he immediately follows. (Syracuse, New York - Highlander)

Friday 16th November: The United States ships 88 German scientists to America to assist the nation in its production of rocket technology. (The Good Shepherd)

Wednesday 12th December: August Carson dies. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Monday 24th December: George Bailey decides to live again. (Bedford Falls, New York - It's a Wonderful Life)

1946

Fester Addams is born. (The Addams Family)

Benjamin L. Willard graduates West Point second in class. He completes basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. (Apocalypse Now)

Future Dreamgirl Lorrell Robinson is born. (Dreamgirls)

Juan Peron elected President of Argentina. (Evita)

Capt. Fairborne comes to Borneo and finds an American deserter has become king of the headhunters. (Borneo - Farewell to the King)

A big wave hits the coast. (California - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Judith Myers born. (Halloween)

The country is controlled by the military-industrial man. (USA - Halloween 2)

Simon Wilkinson is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Dean Martin flies to the 500 Club to help Jerry Lewis's ailing stage-show. (Atlantic City, New Jersey - Martin and Lewis)

Evelyn O'Connell gives a reading from her latest book about her last adventure with mummies to an eager audience. (England - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)

Lionel Twain picked up for smuggling a truckload of rich white Americans across into Mexico to pick melons. (El Paso - Murder By Death)

Brigid Connelly dies. Her daughter Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents. (Ireland - The Secret of Roan Inish)

Loretta Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Curt Wild is born. (Michigan - Velvet Goldmine)

Dewey Cox and his brother are playing, and Dewey accidentally cuts him in half with a machete. (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

Tuesday 8th January: Robby Krieger, future guitarist of The Doors, is born. (Los Angeles, California - The Doors)

Thursday 7th March: Nicholas Garrigan - future doctor and advisor to Idi Amin - is born. (Scotland - The Last King of Scotland)

Thursday 7th March: Joan Crawford is awarded the Oscar for her performance in "Mildred Pierce". (Mommie Dearest)

April: Free democratic elections are held. (Czechoslovakia - Bobby)

Saturday 6th April: Rocky Balboa born. (Rocky)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees born. (Friday the 13th)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees is born. (Friday the 13th)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees is born to Pamela and Elias. (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)

Thursday 13th June: Edward "Major" Bowes dies. (Rumson, New Jersey - Sinatra)

July: John Lennon decides not to leave with his father and stays with his mother. (Blackpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

July: After John's parents argue, he decides to stay in Liverpool and is "stolen" by his aunt Mimi. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

Thursday 4th July: Ron Kovic is born. (Ladysmith, Wisconsin - Born on the Fourth of July)

Sunday 7th July: Howard Hughes crashes his plane into three homes. (Beverly Hills, CA - The Aviator)

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