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July 5, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared

Birthdays in History

  • Dick Scoppettone, American rocker (Harpers Bizarre), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican politician and Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico, born in Zacualpan, Mexico

Deaths in History

  • John Curtin, Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60
1945 in History