On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • Indonesian army forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Geoff Leigh, British saxophonist and flute player (Henry Cow), born in Manchester, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

1945 Highlights

About October 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra