Major Events of 1945
- Auschwitz Liberated
- Yalta Conference
- Bombing of Dresden
- US Land On Iwo Jima
- US Cross Rhine at Remagen
- San Francisco Conference
- Germany Surrenders
- Potsdam Conference
- Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
- Japan Surrenders
NCAA Football: Army Record: 9-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Felix Blanchard, army FB points: 860
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-3
World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs Series: 4-3
2. Anna and the King of Siam
3. Bandit of Sherwood Forest
4. The Bells of St. Mary's
5. Caesar and Cleopatra
6. Canyon Passage
7. The Dolly Sisters
9. Duffy's Tavern
10. Easy to Wed
Best Picture: "The Lost Weekend"
Best Director: Billy Wilder ... "The Lost Weekend"
Best Actor: Ray Milland ... "The Lost Weekend"
Best Actress: Joan Crawford ... "Mildred Pierce"
VIRTANEN, ARTTURI ILMARI, Finland, Helsinki University, b. 1895, d. 1973: "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method"
MISTRAL, GABRIELA (pen-name of GODOY Y ALCAYAGA, LUCILA), Chile, b. 1889, d. 1957: "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world"
HULL, CORDELL, USA, b. 1871, d. 1955: Former Secretary of State. One of the initiators of the United Nations.
Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: FLEMING, Sir ALEXANDER, Great Britain, London University, b. 1881, (in Lochfield, Scotland), d. 1955; CHAIN, Sir ERNST BORIS, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1906, (in Berlin, Germany), d. 1979; and FLOREY, Lord (HOWARD WALTER), Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1898 (in Adelaide, Australia), d. 1968:
PAULI, WOLFGANG, Austria, Princeton University, NJ, U.S.A., b. 1900, d. 1958: "for the discovery of the Exclusion Principle, also called the Pauli Principle"
Drama: Mary Chase ... "Harvey"
Fiction: John Hersey ... "A Bell for Adano"
History: Stephen Bonsal ... "Unfinished Business"
Mark S. Watson ... "Baltimore Sun" James B. Reston ... "New York Times" "Detroit Free Press"