On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in San Francisco
  • Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
  • British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
  • Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
  • Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany

Raising a Flag over the Reichstag

Soviet forces complete their encirclement of Berlin, cutting off all access points west of the German capital


Famous Birthdays

  • Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jean Purdy, British embryologist and nurse (pioneer in developing IVF), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1985)
  • Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"; "Fortunate Son"), born in Oakland, California
1945 Highlights

About April 25, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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