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"

Famous Birthdays

  • Hilary Nicolle, educationist
  • Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization, born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2006)
  • Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFranklin D. Roosevelt

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