On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace
  • US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • US Marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
  • World War II: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)