On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1945

Nuremberg War Trials Bring Nazis to Justice

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres

Historic Event

Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch parliament in Hague

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg war trials begin as 24 Nazi leaders are put on trial before judges representing the victorious Allied powers

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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
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Famous Birthdays

  • Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (2009)
  • Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author, born in Boudouaou, Algeria (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)
1945 Highlights

About November 20, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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