What Happened on April 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.
  • German troops in Groningen surrender
  • US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Goran Antunac, Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975)
  • Stefan Grossman, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Tom Allen, American politician