1945: On This Year

1945

1945 (MCMXLV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1945th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1945 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1945 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1945, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1945, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1945, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1945, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1945.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1945 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What was 1945 known for ?

  • 1945 was a year that the world will not forget, as it was the last year of the Second World War.
  • In January, after retreating to his bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler took to the radio waves and made his last speech. The infamous Waffen-SS also began the evacuation of Auschwitz, one of the most gruesome concentration camps established by the Nazis in their short-lived Third Reich.
  • With the end of the war in sight, the Yalta Conference was held in February of 1945. The remaining three “great powers” of the Allies were represented by their respective heads of state: President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union. The purpose of the conference was to discuss post-war terms in order to ensure peace between the victorious Allies after the war with Germany had ended.
  • This was the year that two major heads of state died. With his enemies closing in around him, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in April in Berlin. American President Franklin D. Roosevelt also died in April. After winning four presidential elections, President Roosevelt died of a stroke in Warm Springs, Georgia at his personal retreat. After Roosevelt’s death, Vice President Harry S. Truman was sworn into office and became President.
  • In May of 1945, the Allies received the unconditional surrender of Germany, marking the end of the war in Europe. The day of German’s surrender was celebrated as “Victory in Europe Day.” The war continued in the Pacific theatre, though, with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Japan formally surrendered in September, and the Allies celebrated the date of the surrender as Victory over Japan Day.
  • In a final major international development this year, the United Nations was founded in October.

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1945: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1945, during the 18th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 07/03/1946 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1945:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1945?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Lost Weekend, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1945?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Billy Wilder, for the movie The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1945?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Ray Milland, for the movie The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1945?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Joan Crawford, for the movie Mildred Pierce, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1945?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Anne Revere, for the movie National Velvet, starring Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere produced in the United States of America.
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1945: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Harry S. Truman
In 1945, Harry S. Truman was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Truman became President of the United States after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, authorizing the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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1945: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1945?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1945 was the Year of the Rooster.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rooster sign.

Nobel Prize

1945: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


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1945: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1945 were James, Robert and John for boys and Mary, Linda and Barbara for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1945: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1945 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Richard
  • David
  • Charles
  • Thomas
  • Michael
  • Ronald

1945: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1945 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Linda
  • Barbara
  • Patricia
  • Carol
  • Sandra
  • Nancy
  • Sharon
  • Judith
  • Susan

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1945: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1945, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Rum and Coca-Cola by Andrews Sisters

1945: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1945 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Rum and Coca-Cola by Andrews Sisters
  2. Till The End Of Time by Perry Como
  3. On The Atchison, Topeka, And Santa Fe by Johnny Mercer
  4. There! I've Said it Again by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  5. I Can't Begin to Tell You by Bing Crosby
  6. It's Been a Long, Long Time by Harry James & His Orchestra
  7. I'm Beginning To See The Light by Harry James & His Orchestra
  8. Dream by Pied Pipers
  9. Tampico by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
  10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

1945: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1945 were:

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Release year: 1945

Brief Encounter

Release year: 1945

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Country: United States of America

Mildred Pierce

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Country: United States of America

The Lost Weekend

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States of America

Mildred Pierce

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Country: United States of America

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What happened in 1945?

Here's what happened in 1945:

  • Jan 1, 1945: German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven / Saint-Trond / Brussels
  • Jan 2, 1945: Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • Jan 3, 1945: British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
  • Jan 4, 1945: US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack.
  • Jan 5, 1945: Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon Odor-able Kitty
  • Jan 6, 1945: Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York
  • Jan 7, 1945: Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen.
  • Jan 8, 1945: Youth for Christ organizes
  • Jan 9, 1945: US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines.
  • Jan 10, 1945: Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer.
  • Jan 12, 1945: US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea.
  • Jan 13, 1945: WWII: A day after beginning the Vistula-Oder Offensive, the Soviets launch the East Prussian Offensive to eliminate German forces in East Prussia.
  • Jan 15, 1945: Make Mine Manhattan opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Jan 16, 1945: Scottish 52nd land division / 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
  • Jan 17, 1945: Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops
  • Jan 18, 1945: Warsaw freed by Soviet army
  • Jan 19, 1945: World War II: Soviet forces liberate the ?odz ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
  • Jan 20, 1945: FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President
  • Jan 21, 1945: British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma.
  • Jan 22, 1945: Burma highway reopens
  • Jan 23, 1945: Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation.
  • Jan 24, 1945: Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg.
  • Jan 25, 1945: New York Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping
  • Jan 26, 1945: Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
  • Jan 27, 1945: Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Jan 28, 1945: Gen Vinegar Joe Stillwell and truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
  • Jan 30, 1945: Wilhelm Gustloff torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 7,700 die
  • Jan 31, 1945: American Private Edward Donald Slovik, age 25, is executed by firing squad for desertion, the first such execution since the US Civil War.
  • Feb 1, 1945: US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie.
  • Feb 2, 1945: Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp.
  • Feb 3, 1945: Almost 1000 Flying Fortresses drop 3000 ton bombs on Berlin
  • Feb 4, 1945: FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet at Yalta
  • Feb 5, 1945: US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla, Philippines.
  • Feb 6, 1945: Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder.
  • Feb 7, 1945: US 76th / 5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer
  • Feb 8, 1945: Allied air attack on Goch / Kleef / Kalkar / Reichswald
  • Feb 9, 1945: WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire
  • Feb 10, 1945: WWII: The ''SS General von Steuben'' is sunk by the Soviet submarine S-13.
  • Feb 11, 1945: Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill and Stalin
  • Feb 12, 1945: San Francisco, California, selected for site of United Nations Conference.
  • Feb 13, 1945: Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die
  • Feb 14, 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
  • Feb 16, 1945: US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
  • Feb 19, 1945: 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
  • Feb 21, 1945: British Army captures Goch.
  • Feb 22, 1945: Arab League forms (Cairo, Egypt).
  • Feb 23, 1945: US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and statue
  • Feb 24, 1945: Egypt and Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • Feb 25, 1945: US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo, Japan.
  • Feb 26, 1945: Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force.
  • Feb 27, 1945: Battle of US 94 Infantry
  • Feb 28, 1945: In Bucharest, a violent demonstration takes place, during which the ''bolşevic'' group opens fire on the army and protesters. In response, Andrei Y. Vishinsky, USSR vice commissioner of foreign affairs and president of the Allied Control Commission for Romania, travels to Bucharest to compel Nicolae Rădescu to resign as premier.
  • Mar 1, 1945: FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
  • Mar 2, 1945: King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government.
  • Mar 3, 1945: RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511.
  • Mar 4, 1945: Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.
  • Mar 5, 1945: Generals Eisenhower, Patton and Patch meet in Luneville
  • Mar 6, 1945: 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm.
  • Mar 7, 1945: US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen, Germany, crosses Rhine.
  • Mar 8, 1945: Kiss Me Kate opens in Britain
  • Mar 9, 1945: 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb
  • Mar 10, 1945: Japan declares Vietnam Independence
  • Mar 11, 1945: 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen with 4,662 ton bombs.
  • Mar 12, 1945: 30 Amsterdammers executed by German occupiers.
  • Mar 13, 1945: Queen Wilhelmina returns to the Netherlands
  • Mar 14, 1945: RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm.
  • Mar 15, 1945: 17th Academy Awards - Going my Way, Bing Cosby and Ingrid Bergman win
  • Mar 16, 1945: Allies secure Iwo Jima
  • Mar 17, 1945: Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra.
  • Mar 18, 1945: US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu.
  • Mar 19, 1945: 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
  • Mar 20, 1945: US 70th Infantry division / 7th Armour division attack Saar
  • Mar 21, 1945: During WWII Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
  • Mar 22, 1945: US third Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein.
  • Mar 23, 1945: British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
  • Mar 24, 1945: Gen Eisenhower, Montgomery and Bradley discuss advance in Germany
  • Mar 25, 1945: US first army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen.
  • Mar 26, 1945: British Premier Churchill looks over at the Rhine
  • Mar 27, 1945: DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title.
  • Mar 28, 1945: Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London, England.
  • Mar 29, 1945: World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • Mar 30, 1945: USSR invades Austria during WWII
  • Mar 31, 1945: US artillery lands on Keise Shima; begins firing on Okinawa.
  • Apr 1, 1945: Ruhrgebied sealed off by US 1st and 9th army
  • Apr 2, 1945: First US units reach east coast of Okinawa, Japan.
  • Apr 3, 1945: US first army conquers Hofgeismar.
  • Apr 4, 1945: US tanks / infantry conquer Bielefeld
  • Apr 5, 1945: Kuniaki Koiso resigns as Prime Minister of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki.
  • Apr 6, 1945: Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
  • Apr 7, 1945: US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato and four destroyers were sunk
  • Apr 8, 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.
  • Apr 9, 1945: Battleship Admiral Scheer sinks British aircraft carrier
  • Apr 10, 1945: Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald
  • Apr 11, 1945: Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
  • Apr 12, 1945: Richard Strauss completes his Metamorphosis
  • Apr 13, 1945: Red Army occupy Wien
  • Apr 14, 1945: American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace
  • Apr 15, 1945: British Army liberates Belsen concentration camp
  • Apr 16, 1945: Red Army begins Battle of Berlin
  • Apr 17, 1945: German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands.
  • Apr 18, 1945: Epe freed
  • Apr 19, 1945: Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel opens on Broadway
  • Apr 20, 1945: Soviet troops enter Berlin, Germany.
  • Apr 21, 1945: He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
  • Apr 22, 1945: Concentration camp at Sachsenhausen liberated.
  • Apr 23, 1945: Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated.
  • Apr 24, 1945: Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF
  • Apr 25, 1945: Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • Apr 26, 1945: World War II: Battle of Bautzen : last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • Apr 27, 1945: Italian partisans capture Mussolini prisoner
  • Apr 28, 1945: US 5th army reaches Swiss border.
  • Apr 29, 1945: 1st food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland
  • Apr 30, 1945: Arthur Godfrey Time begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • May 1, 1945: Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WWII
  • May 2, 1945: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
  • May 3, 1945: German ship Cap Arcona sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed
  • May 4, 1945: German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway surrender
  • May 5, 1945: Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • May 7, 1945: British troops pull into Utrecht Neth
  • May 8, 1945: Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov
  • May 9, 1945: Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation
  • May 10, 1945: Russian troops occupied Prague
  • May 11, 1945: US marines conquer Awatsha Draw, Okinawa, Japan.
  • May 12, 1945: Argentinian labour leader Jose Peter declares the Federacion Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.
  • May 13, 1945: US troops conquer Dakeshi, Okinawa, Japan.
  • May 14, 1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise.
  • May 15, 1945: World War II: The Battle of Poljana, the final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
  • May 16, 1945: Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa, Japan.
  • May 17, 1945: Two US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu, Japan.
  • May 21, 1945: Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart wed.
  • May 22, 1945: US 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
  • May 23, 1945: Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister
  • May 26, 1945: US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
  • May 28, 1945: William Joyce (quotLord Haw-Hawquot) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio, convicted, and then hanged in January 1946.
  • May 29, 1945: US 1st Marine Division conquors Shuri-castle Okinawa, Japan.
  • May 30, 1945: The Iranian government demands that all Soviet and British troops leave the country.
  • Jun 1, 1945: WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
  • Jun 2, 1945: Audie Murphy is awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • Jun 4, 1945: 6th Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
  • Jun 5, 1945: Opera Peter Grimes of Benjamin Britten, premieres in London
  • Jun 6, 1945: Free People premieres in Amsterdam
  • Jun 7, 1945: King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
  • Jun 9, 1945: Gruesome Twosome, premieres in USA
  • Jun 10, 1945: US destroyer William D Porter (Willie Dee) sunk by kamikaze
  • Jun 12, 1945: US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
  • Jun 13, 1945: Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • Jun 15, 1945: ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
  • Jun 16, 1945: 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • Jun 17, 1945: Day of Unity in West Germany
  • Jun 21, 1945: US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WWII
  • Jun 22, 1945: World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when organised resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
  • Jun 23, 1945: 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 24, 1945: Schermerhorn government forms
  • Jun 25, 1945: Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
  • Jun 26, 1945: UN Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco
  • Jun 27, 1945: Foundation 1940-45 established
  • Jun 28, 1945: Polish Provisional Government of National Unity set up by Soviets.
  • Jun 29, 1945: 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota
  • Jun 30, 1945: 17-day newspaper strike in New York begins
  • Jul 1, 1945: 1st of the superstars returns from the WWII, Hank Greenberg homers
  • Jul 2, 1945: The Okinawa campaign is declared over. Total US casualties are 80,000 (dead, wounded, missing, non-combat sickness). Total Japanese casualties are 120,000.
  • Jul 5, 1945: Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
  • Jul 6, 1945: Nicaragua becomes first nation to formally accept United Nations Charter.
  • Jul 8, 1945: WWII: Harry S. Truman is informed that Japan will talk peace if it can retain the reign of the Emperor.ref name=quotnuclearfiles1940quot/
  • Jul 9, 1945: A forest fire breaks out in the Tillamook Burn (the third in that area since 1933).
  • Jul 10, 1945: Lieutenant Admiral Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff
  • Jul 12, 1945: Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
  • Jul 13, 1945: 1st atom bomb explodes in New Mexico
  • Jul 14, 1945: Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan
  • Jul 15, 1945: 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine Country Club - Dayton Ohio
  • Jul 16, 1945: 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • Jul 17, 1945: Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
  • Jul 19, 1945: Edwin Schlossberg, husband of Carolyn Kennedy
  • Jul 21, 1945: Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics play 24 innings 1-1 tie.
  • Jul 23, 1945: The post-war legal processes against Philippe Petain begin.
  • Jul 24, 1945: US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
  • Jul 26, 1945: After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes Prime Minister
  • Jul 27, 1945: Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from New York Yankees
  • Jul 28, 1945: Japanese Premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
  • Jul 29, 1945: After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine
  • Jul 30, 1945: Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed / sinks, 880 die
  • Jul 31, 1945: Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
  • Aug 1, 1945: Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR
  • Aug 2, 1945: Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
  • Aug 4, 1945: Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season.
  • Aug 5, 1945: Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
  • Aug 6, 1945: Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by Enola Gay
  • Aug 7, 1945: The United Nations Charter is ratified by the United States Senate, and this nation becomes the third one to join the new international organization.
  • Aug 8, 1945: England and Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • Aug 9, 1945: US drops 2nd atomic bomb Fat Man on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
  • Aug 10, 1945: Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
  • Aug 11, 1945: Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito.
  • Aug 13, 1945: 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
  • Aug 14, 1945: V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WWII
  • Aug 15, 1945: A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WWII
  • Aug 16, 1945: An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
  • Aug 17, 1945: Indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
  • Aug 18, 1945: Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
  • Aug 19, 1945: Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs. Reds andwins
  • Aug 20, 1945: Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • Aug 21, 1945: US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program.
  • Aug 22, 1945: Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • Aug 24, 1945: Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy and strike out 12
  • Aug 25, 1945: Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine.
  • Aug 27, 1945: US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender.
  • Aug 29, 1945: British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
  • Aug 30, 1945: 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7
  • Aug 31, 1945: The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
  • Sep 1, 1945: Japan surrenders ending WWII
  • Sep 2, 1945: 59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz
  • Sep 3, 1945: 65th US Mens Tennis: Sgt Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert
  • Sep 4, 1945: Ruben Fine wins four simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded.
  • Sep 5, 1945: (2030 hours) Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Canada, leaves the embassy with 109 top secret documents, seeking political asylum rather than return to the Soviet Union.
  • Sep 7, 1945: Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • Sep 8, 1945: Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WWII, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
  • Sep 9, 1945: 1st bug in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay and taped into the log
  • Sep 10, 1945: KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR
  • Sep 11, 1945: World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.
  • Sep 12, 1945: The Japanese Army formally surrenders to the British in Singapore.
  • Sep 15, 1945: A hurricane strikes southern Florida and the Bahamas, destroying 366 airplanes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
  • Sep 16, 1945: Barometric pressure at 856mb (25.55 inches) off Okinawa, Japan (record low).
  • Sep 18, 1945: 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration.
  • Sep 19, 1945: Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
  • Sep 20, 1945: German rocket engineers begin work in US.
  • Sep 22, 1945: Stan Musial gets five hits off five pitchers on five consecutive pitches.
  • Sep 26, 1945: All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
  • Sep 28, 1945: Mildred Price starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
  • Sep 29, 1945: Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 30, 1945: The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43.
  • Oct 1, 1945: Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army
  • Oct 2, 1945: George Albert Smith becomes president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Oct 3, 1945: Tigers and Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
  • Oct 4, 1945: The Partizan Belgrade sports society is founded in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Oct 5, 1945: Meet the Press premieres on radio
  • Oct 6, 1945: Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
  • Oct 8, 1945: US President Harry Truman announces atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada.
  • Oct 9, 1945: British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
  • Oct 10, 1945: Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series.
  • Oct 11, 1945: JPL WAC Corporal Launch
  • Oct 12, 1945: World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
  • Oct 14, 1945: Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Chicago Bears.
  • Oct 15, 1945: Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million
  • Oct 16, 1945: The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
  • Oct 18, 1945: Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg
  • Oct 20, 1945: Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial of Neurenberg
  • Oct 21, 1945: Argentine military officer and politician Juan Peron marries actress Eva Peron.
  • Oct 23, 1945: Jackie Robinson signs a contract with the Montreal Royals.
  • Oct 24, 1945: Charter of United Nations of force became
  • Oct 25, 1945: Japanese surrender Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-shek.
  • Oct 27, 1945: Carib Song closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 29, 1945: 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
  • Oct 30, 1945: Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
  • Nov 1, 1945: 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • Nov 5, 1945: Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • Nov 6, 1945: HUAC begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • Nov 8, 1945: Girl from Nantucket opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 9, 1945: Soo bahk do Moo Duk Kwan is founded.
  • Nov 10, 1945: Are You with It? opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Nov 12, 1945: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull
  • Nov 13, 1945: Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • Nov 14, 1945: Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • Nov 15, 1945: The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of
  • Nov 16, 1945: Yeshiva College (University), chartered in New York, first US Jewish College.
  • Nov 17, 1945: Girl from Nantucket closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 20, 1945: 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • Nov 21, 1945: General Motors' workers go on strike.
  • Nov 22, 1945: Day before Spring opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Nov 23, 1945: Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ends
  • Nov 26, 1945: During snow storm, school bus crashes, killing 15 (Washington).
  • Nov 27, 1945: Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
  • Nov 28, 1945: An earthquake in Balochistan (Pakistan) causes a tsunami and kills 4,000.
  • Nov 29, 1945: Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 30, 1945: 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
  • Dec 1, 1945: CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg, 35-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 3, 1945: Communist demonstrations in Athens presage the Greek Civil War.
  • Dec 4, 1945: US Senate approves US participation in United Nations.
  • Dec 5, 1945: Lost Squadron crashes east of Florida
  • Dec 7, 1945: Microwave oven patented.
  • Dec 10, 1945: Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car.
  • Dec 11, 1945: Het Parool publishes first "Captain Rob" Dutch comic strip.
  • Dec 12, 1945: Special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death.
  • Dec 15, 1945: Occupation of Japan/Shinto Directive: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
  • Dec 16, 1945: Cleveland Rams win NFL championship.
  • Dec 18, 1945: Uruguay joins the United Nations.
  • Dec 19, 1945: Austrian Republic re-establishes.
  • Dec 20, 1945: Rationing of auto tires ends in US.
  • Dec 21, 1945: Billion Dollar Baby opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • Dec 23, 1945: Frederick Astons Cinderella premieres in London
  • Dec 26, 1945: CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
  • Dec 27, 1945: International Monetary Fund established - World Bank founded.
  • Dec 28, 1945: The United States Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Dec 31, 1945: Ratification of United Nations Charter completed.
  • Jan 8, 1945: World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack invading Japanese Imperial forces.

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What does the year 1945 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1945 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 46th year of the 20th century and the 5th year of the 1940s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1944 and precedes 1946.

calendars for year 1945

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1945?

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