What Happened on April 25, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Bjorn Ulvaeus, rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
  • Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)