On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The Holocaust: US forces liberate the Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany, the first such camp to be liberated by the US Army
  • World War II: Soviet forces liberate Hungary from German occupation, establishing their own communist satellite state. This was celebrated as Liberation Day until 1989.
  • World War II: US Army occupies Bielefeld in north-eastern Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Andrews, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Caroline McWilliams, American actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Walter Charles, American actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania