What Happened on April 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
  • Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
  • US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Nuria Ortiz, Mexican skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)

Famous Deaths

  • J P Heyboer, resistance fighter, executed