What Happened in June 1945

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
  • Jun 4 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
  • Jun 4 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • Jun 5 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • Jun 6 "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Jun 9 "Gruesome Twosome" premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • Jun 9 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jun 10 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
  • Jun 12 US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
  • Jun 13 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • Jun 13 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
  • Jun 15 Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • Jun 16 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • Jun 17 Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
  • Jun 18 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) charged with treason
  • Jun 21 US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
  • Jun 23 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 23 Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)
  • Jun 24 Schermerhorn government forms
  • Jun 24 The Moscow Victory Parade takes place.
  • Jun 25 Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
  • Jun 25 Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa
  • Jun 26 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

AgreementUnited Nations Charter

Jun 26 United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco

  • Jun 27 Foundation 1940-45 established
  • Jun 28 Polish Provisional government of National Unity set up by Soviets
  • Jun 29 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record)
  • Jun 29 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR
  • Jun 30 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Linda Scott, singer (Hey Look at Me Now)
  • Jun 1 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Hale S Irwin, Joplin MO, PGA golfer (1974 US Open)
  • Jun 4 Anthony Braxton, jazz musician
  • Jun 4 Daniel Topolski, writer/photographer/rowing coach
  • Jun 4 Gordon Waller, Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
  • Jun 4 Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, Mickey Thompson off-road champ (1983, 84, 90)
  • Jun 4 Margaret Impert, Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots)
  • Jun 5 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • Jun 5 Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Jun 5 John Carlos, track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute
  • Jun 5 Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • Jun 5 John Carlos, American athlete
  • Jun 6 David Dukes, SF, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War)
  • Jun 6 David E Bonior, (Rep-D-MI, 1977- )
  • Jun 7 Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria
  • Jun 8 Derek Underwood, cricketer ("Deadly" Maybe the best post-war SLA)
  • Jun 8 Donna Deitch, director (Sexual Advances, Women of Brewster Place)
  • Jun 9 Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jun 9 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • Jun 9 Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
  • Jun 10 Martin Wesley-Smith, composer
  • Jun 11 Adrienne Barbeau, actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • Jun 12 Alfred Antony Francis Gell, social anthropologist
  • Jun 12 James Naughton, US, actor (Trauma Center) [7/6/46]-
  • Jun 12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 13 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Whitley Strieber, American author
  • Jun 14 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • Jun 15 Nicola Pagett, actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade)
  • Jun 15 Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Philippine senator
  • Jun 15 Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer
  • Jun 16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 16 Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician
  • Jun 17 Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 17 Frank Ashmore, American actor
  • Jun 17 Tommy Franks, American General
  • Jun 17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Rangoon, British Burma

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Jun 19 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Tobias Wolff, US writer (This Boy's Life)
  • Jun 19 Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • Jun 19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jun 20 David S Monson, (Rep-R-UT, 1985- )
  • Jun 20 James F Buchli, New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
  • Jun 20 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 20 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • Jun 21 Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • Jun 21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo & Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Jun 23 K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)
  • Jun 23 Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 23 John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
  • Jun 23 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer.
  • Jun 24 Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • Jun 24 Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • Jun 24 George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )
  • Jun 25 Carly Simon, American singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 David Heyn, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup)
  • Jun 26 Malachi York, Nuwaubian leader
  • Jun 27 Catherine Lacoste, golfer (US Women's Open 1967), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 27 John Veltch, horse trainer
  • Jun 27 Norma Kamali, American dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Omar Badsha, Durban, South Africa, South African photographer, trade unionist and political activist
  • Jun 28 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 Jane Harmon, (Rep-D-California)
  • Jun 29 Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Jun 29 Chandrika Kumaratunga, first female President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jun 13 "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66
  • Jun 6 Meinoud M Rost van Tonningen, anti semite/NSB (1937-41), suicide
  • Jun 7 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • Jun 7 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Karl Hanke, Nazi official (b. 1903)
  • Jun 16 Aris Velouchiotis, Greek guerrilla resistance leader (b. 1905)
  • Jun 18 Colonel Roberts, commandant 22nd regiment marines, dies in battle
  • Jun 18 Simon B Buckner, US lt-gen/commandant of 10th Army, dies in action
  • Jun 20 Bruno Frank, German-born American writer, dies at 58
  • Jun 21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • Jun 22 Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • Jun 22 Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • Jun 23 Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa
  • Jun 26 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 54
  • Jun 26 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72