On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1945

Historical Events

  • Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlands, from Nazis
  • Canadian soldier Léo Major single-handedly liberates Dutch town of Zwolle by fooling Germans into thinking a raid had begun
  • Red Army occupies Vienna
  • US Marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kalsu, American football player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1970)
  • Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas) (d. 1993)
  • Ed Caruthers Jr, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Little Feat - "Willin'"; "Dixie Chicken"), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1979)
  • Stacy Johnson, American singer (Ike and Tina Turner Revue; The Sharpees - "Tired of Being Alone"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher & educator (Essay on Man), dies at 70
1945 Highlights

About April 13, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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