On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Okinawa: Giant Japanese battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa with orders to beach herself and be destroyed defending the island
  • The Holocaust: Nazis begin evacuating prisoners from Buchenwald concentration camp
  • World War II: Dutch city of Coevorden freed from German occupation by Canadian forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Neal Boortz, American radio host (The Neal Boortz Show), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade unionist (National Union of Public Employees), born in London, England (d. 2015)