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1945 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1945 – World War II: Operation Nordwind, the last major German offensive on the Western Front begins.
- January 9, 1945 – World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
- February 13, 1945 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- March 14, 1945 – World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
- March 16, 1945 – Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
- March 19, 1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
- April 14, 1945 – Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation.
- April 18, 1945 – Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
- April 22, 1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
- April 29, 1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
Who Were Born On 1945?
- January 10, 1945 – John Fahey, Australian politician
- April 16, 1945 – Tom Allen, American politician
- May 21, 1945 – Ernst Messerschmid, German astronaut
- May 24, 1945 – Priscilla Presley, American actress
- August 26, 1945 – Jo Freeman, American feminist scholar
- September 8, 1945 – Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player
- September 13, 1945 – Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
- October 19, 1945 – Gloria Jones, American Soul singer
- November 3, 1945 – Gerd Müller, German footballer
- November 27, 1945 – Barbara Anderson, American actress