On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • World War II: Dutch city of Almelo is freed by the Second Canadian Corps

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Smith, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Liverpool, Merseyside

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Otto Koch, German SS officer who was commandant at Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and Majdanek concentration camps, is executed by the SS for corruption at 47