On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1945

Historical Events

  • World War II: Dutch city of Hengelo freed from Nazi control by the Canadian Army

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Wim Deetman, Dutch politician, Minister of Education, born in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
1945 Highlights

About April 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries