What Happened on July 5, 1945

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)

  • World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Scoppettone, American rocker (Harpers Bizarre), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Ebbe Skovdahl, Danish soccer manager (Brøndby IF, Benfica, Aberdeen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican politician and Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico, born in Zacualpan, Mexico
  • Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

John CurtinJohn Curtin (1885-1945)

Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60

About July 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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