What Happened on April 16, 1945

Historical Events

  • 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:30:40.2; his second event victory
  • Battle of Okinawa: US troops land and seize the Ie Shima Airfield on Ie Shima island near Okinawa [1]
  • US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • World War II: American troops liberate Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Saxony, Germany [1]
  • World War II: Dutch town of Arnhem, site of failed Operation Market Garden, is freed by British and Canadian forces
  • World War II: German troops in Groningen, Netherlands surrender to Canadian and Dutch allied forces
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Tom Allen, American politician (Rep (D) Maine 1997-2009), born in Portland, Maine
Born in 1945

About April 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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