January 17, 1945: Day of the Week
January 17, 1945 was the 17th day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
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A person born on this day will be 74 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $254.44 today.
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Here’s the January 1945 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1945 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Monkey is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
January 17, 1945 Historical Event(s)
- 1945Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
- 1945The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
Who was born on January 17, 1945?
- 1945Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
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