On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1945

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
  • German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
  • Soviet artillery begins shelling Berlin
  • US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
  • US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Winston [James Langwith], British organist and actor (Doctor Who, Small Faces), born in London, England
  • Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Steve Spurrier, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1966, Florida; NFL: SF 49ers) and coach (Florida, South Carolina; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Miami Beach, Florida
1945 Highlights

About April 20, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus