On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
  • US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Daniel Topolski, British writer and rowing coach, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, American Mickey Thompson off-road champion (1983, 84, 90), born in Oklahoma
  • Margaret Impert, American actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), born in Horseheads North, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66