What Happened on April 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
  • Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office and Vice-President Harry Truman is sworn in as 33rd US President

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Hilary Nicolle, educationist
  • Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (D) (1933-1945), dies in office of a stroke at 63

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt