On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer

Famous Deaths

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