On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1945

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2019)

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
1945 Highlights

About April 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries