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

1945 History

Famous Birthdays

Björn UlvaeusBjörn Ulvaeus (78 years old)

Swedish pop songwriter, producer, guitarist 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
Born in 1945

About April 25, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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