Category Archives: 1945

  • 1945 december, december 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, seniors, senior citizen, general george s. patton, general george patton, patton speech to third army, george c scott, patton 1912 olympics, calvary, bells of st mary's, bing crosby, bing christmas movie, the slinky, richard james

    Baby Boomer Trivia From December 1945: General Patton Dies, Bells of St. Mary’s Debuts, & The Slinky Success U.S. General George S. Patton Jr., commander of the 3rd and 7th Armies during World War II, died on December 21, 1945 at age 60 – 12 days after suffering a broken neck and spinal cord injury […]

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  • 1945 september, september 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, octogenarian, nonagenarian, ho chi minh, vietnam war, korean war, kim il sung, north koreaigo, r gouzenko, cold war start, ottawa cold war begins, rcmp, ottawa journal,dr william j kolff, kolff dialysis, kidney disease, renal failure, kidney dialysis treatment

    Baby Boomer Trivia From September 1945: Setting the Stage in Vietnam & Korea, The Cold War Begins in Ottawa, and Kolff Invents Dialysis During World War II, Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh’s guerillas fought against the French and Japanese invasion of Vietnam; at times he was assisted by the U.S. and Russia. On […]

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  • 1945 august, august 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, nonagenarian, alfred eisenstaedt, the kiss, v-j day celebration, hiroshima japan, hiroshima peace memorial, atomic bomb dome, little boy bomb, fat man bomb, atomic bombs, nagasaki japan

    Baby Boomer Trivia From August 1945: Hiroshima, The Kiss on V-J Day, Forever Amber    (Hiroshima Dome circa 1945 Photo: DozoDomo | Flickr Some rights reserved) Senior citizens will remember that on August 6th 1945, the “Little Boy” atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan (above), by the United States; three days later on August […]

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  • 1945 july, july 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, septuagenarian, first atomic bomb, atomic bomb test, us president harry truman, empire state building b52 crash, new york city airplane crash july 1945, betty lou oliver, uss indianapolis bombing, torpedoed uss indianapolis, rescue of uss indianapolis, uss indianapolis survivors reunion

    Baby Boomer Trivia From July 1945: Atomic Bomb Test, Empire State Building Crash, & USS Indianapolis Sinks in Shark Infested Waters The first atomic bomb was detonated as a test on July 16, 1945, forever changing the course of World War II and entering the history books for baby boomers and future generations to study […]

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  • 1945 june, june 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, septuagenarian, william lyon mackenzie king, liberal party, canacian prime minister mackenzie king, australian wwii soldiers, japanese losses world war ii, battle of okinawa, bud abbott, lou costello, the naughty nineties, who's on first, winston churchill, jan smuts

    Baby Boomer Trivia From June 1945: PM Mackenzie King Wins 6th Term, Battle of Okinawa Ends, & Who’s On First? 70-year-old septuagenarian senior citizen and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King won another majority Liberal Party federal government on June 11, 1945, beginning his record-breaking 6th term in office. Collectionscanada.gc.ca 1944 photo below: Prime […]

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    Baby Boomer Trivia From May 1945: Victory in Europe, VE Day Celebrations & Sentimental Journey On May 1, 1945, a German radio station broke the news to the world that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were dead; they had committed suicide the day before. Four days later, U.S. troops liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp in […]

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  • 1945 april, april 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, octogenarian, battle of okinawa, franklin delano roosevelt died, president harry truman sworn in, ohrdruf death camp liberation, ohrdruf concentration camp deaths, royal canadian navy, hmcs esquimalt sank, benito mussolini escape, il duce, clara petacci, mussolini shot, rachele mussolini, toronto maple leafs, hockey team, 1945 stanley cup winners, frank mccool, calder trophy 1945, calgary, canadian, stomach ulcers

    Baby Boomer Trivia From April 1945: Death Camp Liberation, Il Duce Killed, Maple Leafs Win the Stanley Cup In Japan, U.S. troops invaded Okinawa on April 1st to begin the Battle of Okinawa (known as Operation Iceberg). Senior citizens will remember the sad day that United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died – April 12, […]

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  • 1945 march, march 1945, world war ii, wwii, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, british commonwealth air training plan, pilots trained in canada, aircrew trained in canada, canadian warplane heritage museum, mount hope, ontario, vintage world war ii airplanes

    Baby Boomer Trivia From March 1945: WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, Victory in Manila, and Going My Way Senior citizens will remember the WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Plan which began April, 1940.  Between April 1940-March 1940, over 131,000 pilots and aircrew were trained in Canada. The program was discontinued in March 1945 with […]

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  • 1945 february, february 1945, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, septuagenarian, world war ii, wwii, canadian soldiers, british soldiers, roosevelt, churchill, stalin, yalta conference, battle of iwo jima, american flag on iwo jima, joe rosenthal photograph, maurice richard, rocket richard, single season goal record

    Baby Boomer Trivia From February 1945: Yalta Conference, Iwo Jima, & Rocket Richard Canadian and British soldiers embarked on the Battle of the Reichswald (Operation Veritable, Feb 8-Mar 11, 1945) in the Netherlands against German forces in WWII. U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta […]

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  • 1945 january, january 1945, president franklin delano roosevelt, roosevelt inauguaration 1945, baby boomers, baby boomer trivia, baby boomer generation, seniors, senior citizen, septuagenarian, the great raid, cabantuan city, rescued pow, philippines pow rescue, battle of bataan, canadian conscripted soldiers, canadian conscription, world war ii, wwii

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1945: Roosevelt Inauguration, The Great Raid POW Rescue, and Canadian Conscription By the start of 1945, World War II had been going on since 1939. Canada’s 10th and longest-serving Prime Minister, William Lyon MacKenzie King, was serving his 5th and final term as Prime Minister; he was by then a […]

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