On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1945

Historical Events

  • British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical "Communium Interpretes Dolorum"

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz

Famous Birthdays

  • Jos van Rey, Dutch businessman and politician (VVD), born in Roermond, Netherlands
1945 Highlights

About April 15, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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