What Happened on April 6, 1945

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
1945 History

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)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Marius Telders, Dutch lawyer who resisted German occupation in WWII, dies of typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at 42

About April 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries