On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1945

Historical Events

Music Premiere

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Staunton, Virginia

John Carlos

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

  • Klaus Wyborny, German filmmaker and actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
1945 Highlights

About June 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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