April 16, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Goran Antunac, Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975)
  • Tom Allen, American politician