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1945 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1945 – World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
- January 30, 1945 – World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
- February 4, 1945 – World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
- February 13, 1945 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- March 7, 1945 – World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
- April 1, 1945 – World War II: Operation Iceberg – United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.
- April 26, 1945 – World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
- May 9, 1945 – World War II: Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France, with the signatures of Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union, and for the Western Headquarters Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower’s deputy, and for the German side of Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.
- August 9, 1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.
- August 19, 1945 – Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1945?
- January 16, 1945 – Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer
- January 28, 1945 – Marthe Keller, Swiss actress
- March 22, 1945 – Eric Roth, American screenwriter
- April 2, 1945 – Reggie Smith, American baseball player
- September 8, 1945 – Jon Scieszka, American author
- September 11, 1945 – Gianluigi Gelmetti, Italian conductor and composer
- September 28, 1945 – Fusako Shigenobu, Japanese Red Army Founder
- November 12, 1945 – Neil Young, Canadian singer and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
- November 14, 1945 – Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
- November 27, 1945 – Phil Bloom, Dutch artist, entertainer and actress