On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
  • He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
  • Ivor Novello's "Perchance to Dream" premieres in London
  • Soviet army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
  • US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Darvey [Rollof], British actress, singer and dancer (The Benny Hill Show), born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • John Poston, British major/Montgomery's ADC, dies in battle at 25
1945 Highlights

About April 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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