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1945 Historical Event(s)
- February 13, 1945 – World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- March 3, 1945 – World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
- March 27, 1945 – World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
- March 31, 1945 – World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.
- April 2, 1945 – Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
- May 1, 1945 – World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has “fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany”.
- May 2, 1945 – World War II: Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.
- August 30, 1945 – The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
- November 16, 1945 – UNESCO is founded.
Who Were Born On 1945?
- January 4, 1945 – Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- January 29, 1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
- May 13, 1945 – Sam Anderson, American actor
- June 4, 1945 – Anthony Braxton, American composer and instrumentalist
- June 29, 1945 – Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka
- July 9, 1945 – Dean R. Koontz, American novelist
- July 29, 1945 – Mircea Lucescu, Romanian football manager
- August 4, 1945 – Alan Mulally, American businessman
- September 28, 1945 – Marielle Goitschel, French alpine skier
- November 9, 1945 – Richard Goldberg, convicted American sex offender and former fugitive