What Happened on April 9, 1945

Historical Events

  • Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel
  • Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
  • NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • World War II: The Battle of K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia, ends.
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • Steve Gadd, American jazz and rock session drummer (Paul Simon - "Late In The Evening"; "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"; Steely Dan - "Aja"'), born in Irondequoit, New York
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor, theologist (Confessing Church) and anti-Nazi dissident, hung by the Nazi government at 39
  • Georg Elser, German failed assassin of Hitler, dies at Dachau concentration camp at 42
  • Hans Oster, German major general, spy and "July 20th plot", hanged at 57
  • Hans von Dohnanyi, "July 20th plotter", hanged
  • Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral and head of Germany military intelligence, hanged by the Nazi regime for treason at 58

About April 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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