What Happened on April 12, 1945

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands

Music History

Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosen"

  • WWII: British Royal Navy captures German U-boat U-1024 in the Irish; it sinks while being towed the next day
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Riley, Canadian jazz keyboard player (Dr. Music), and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 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 - "Tighten Up"), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), dies in office with the war almost won of a stroke at 63

About April 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries