On This Day

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)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • John Curtin, Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60
1945 Highlights

About July 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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