Historical Events in June 1945

  • Jun 1 WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
  • Jun 4 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
  • Jun 4 US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
  • Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • Jun 5 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • Jun 6 "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Jun 9 "Gruesome Twosome" premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • Jun 9 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr scores his third of record 5 Derby wins

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Jun 9 Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jun 10 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
  • Jun 12 US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
  • Jun 13 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • Jun 13 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
  • Jun 15 Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
  • Jun 16 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8

  • Jun 16 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • Jun 17 Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
  • Jun 18 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) charged with treason
  • Jun 21 US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa
  • Jun 23 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 23 Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)
  • Jun 24 Schermerhorn government forms in the Netherlands
  • Jun 24 The Moscow Victory Parade takes place
  • Jun 25 Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
  • Jun 25 Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa
  • Jun 26 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

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Jun 26 United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco
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  • Jun 27 Foundation 1940-45 established
  • Jun 28 Polish Provisional government of National Unity set up by Soviets
  • Jun 29 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record)
  • Jun 29 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR
  • Jun 30 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins