On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1945

Historical Events

  • Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
  • Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • Tommy Franks, American general, born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma

Person of interestTony Roche

Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach French Open 1966, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

1945 Highlights

About June 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini