On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1945

Historical Events

  • World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia

Famous Birthdays

  • Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, heir to the Portuguese crown
  • Jerry Quarry, American boxer (famous bouts v world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1999)
  • Lasse Berghagen, Swedish pop singer-songwriter (Teddybjörnen Fredriksson), born in Enskede, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Williams, British poet and writer, dies at 58
  • Major Courtney, US medal of honor marine, dies in battle of Sugar Loaf
1945 Highlights

About May 15, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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