“Sentimental Journey” was originally written by Arthur Green with music by Les Brown and Ben Homer. Doris Day recorded the song in 1945 and it made #1 on the charts
This song became the unofficial homecoming song for the veterans returning from WWII. This is because “Sentimental Journey”’s release date corresponded to the end of WWII in the European theatre.
That year in America:
Frank Sinatra so stared with Gene Kelly in Anchors Away
Jackie Robinson plays for Kansas City Monarchs in Negro Leagues
Louis Armstrong forms the All Stars
George Herbert Walker Bush Marries Barbara Pierce
Franklin Roosevelt's fourth inauguration. The President died later the same year.
Harry Truman becomes President
17th Academy Awards broadcasted nationally on the ABC Radio network for the first time.
Jackie Robinson tries out for Boston Red Sox
"Animal Farm" is published
Elvis Presley's first public performance
"Spellbound", a Hitchcock film, is released
Time Magazine publishes story titled 'Foo-Fighter' describing multiple alleged UFO sightings by WWII pilots.
That year in the world:
Battle of Okinawa
United Nations is established and replaces The League of Nations
U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Japan surrenders and WWII ends
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Liberated by the 322nd Rifle Division of the Red Army
Anne Frank Dies of Typhus, Along with Her Sister, at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp
Benito Mussolini is Executed by Italian Partisans
Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide
Lauren Morrow, MT-BC