On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1945

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

  • USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall), born in Staunton, Virginia

Person of interestJohn Carlos

John Carlos, American sprinter who performed the black power salute while accepting his Olympic bronze medal in 1968, born in Harlem, New York

Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist John Carlos
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist
John Carlos
  • Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
1945 Highlights

About June 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini