On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

Conference of InterestYalta Conference

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea
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Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, is executed by Nazis at 23