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
  • Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)

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? 74 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra