What Happened on July 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Scoppettone, rocker
  • Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican Politician and Attorney General of México.
  • Jeffrey Kramer, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)