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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1945.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1945: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1945?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1945 Ruhrgebied sealed off by US 1st and 9th army
  • 02 Apr 1945 First US units reach east coast of Okinawa, Japan.
  • 03 Apr 1945 US first army conquers Hofgeismar.
  • 04 Apr 1945 Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • 05 Apr 1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as Prime Minister of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki.
  • 06 Apr 1945 Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
  • 07 Apr 1945 US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato and four destroyers were sunk
  • 08 Apr 1945 World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
  • 09 Apr 1945 Battleship Admiral Scheer sinks British aircraft carrier
  • 10 Apr 1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 11 Apr 1945 Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
  • 12 Apr 1945 Richard Strauss completes his Metamorphosis
  • 13 Apr 1945 Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
  • 14 Apr 1945 American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace
  • 15 Apr 1945 British Army liberates Belsen concentration camp
  • 16 Apr 1945 Red Army begins Battle of Berlin
  • 17 Apr 1945 German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands.
  • 18 Apr 1945 Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)
  • 19 Apr 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel opens on Broadway
  • 20 Apr 1945 Soviet troops enter Berlin, Germany.
  • 21 Apr 1945 He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
  • 22 Apr 1945 Concentration camp at Sachsenhausen liberated.
  • 23 Apr 1945 Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated.
  • 24 Apr 1945 Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
  • 25 Apr 1945 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • 26 Apr 1945 World War II: Battle of Bautzen : last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 27 Apr 1945 Italian partisans capture Mussolini prisoner
  • 28 Apr 1945 US 5th army reaches Swiss border.
  • 29 Apr 1945 1st food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
  • 30 Apr 1945 Arthur Godfrey Time begins a 27 year run on CBS radio

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1945?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Stuff Like That There
  2. - I Don't Care Who Knows It
  3. - My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time
  4. - Just a Prayer Away
  5. - Laura

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Casino

Casino

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America