What Happened on April 26, 1945

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Marshal Philippe Pétain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during World War II, arrested for treason

  • World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Mike Finnigan, American session and touring rock, jazz, and blues Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player, and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio
  • Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician (Parti Québécois), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician & general, dies at 71
  • Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor, dies at 36

About April 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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