Events in year of 1945

  • 01-01France joins the UN
  • 01-01German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven / Saint-Trond / Brussels
  • 01-02Allied air raid on Neurenberg
  • 01-02Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • 01-02Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
  • 01-03Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
  • 01-03British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
  • 01-03Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • 01-03Greek General Plastiras forms government
  • 01-03US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
  • 01-04Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
  • 01-04US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack
  • 01-05Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 01-05Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
  • 01-06Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York
  • 01-07Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
  • 01-08"Youth for Christ" organizes
  • 01-09US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 01-10Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer
  • 01-10LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
  • 01-12German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • 01-12US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea
  • 01-15"Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • 01-15Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets
  • 01-15Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp
  • 01-16Scottish 52nd land division / 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
  • 01-16US 1st and 3rd army meet at Houffalise
  • 01-17Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
  • 01-17Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
  • 01-17Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)

People born in year of 1945

  • 01-01Jacques Ickx: Belgium -- Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
  • 01-04Jay Dee Maness: Loma Linda, California -- Singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • 01-05Sam Wyche: NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 01-06Barry Holstein Lopez: US author (Of Wolves & Men)
  • 01-06Barry John: Welsh international rugby player
  • 01-07Tony Conigliaro: Massachusetts, United States -- Baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 01-08John Peters: Rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 01-09Frank J Biondi, Jr.: President (HBO)
  • 01-09Harun Farocki: Actor / director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • 01-11Christine Kaufmann: Austria -- Actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips)
  • 01-12Maggie Bell: Glasgow, Scotland -- Rocker
  • 01-13[Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter]: United Kingdom -- Sci-fi author (High Kings)
  • 01-16Kabir Bedi: Actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
  • 01-19Charles Amirkhanian: Composer
  • 01-19Rod Evans: Rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
  • 01-19Vadim Abdrashitov: Director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
  • 01-20Peter Beckwith: English real estate developer / multi-millionaire
  • 01-21Andrew Stein: President of NYC council (D)
  • 01-22Michael Cristofer: Actor / writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • 01-25Leigh Taylor-Young: Washington, DC -- Actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas)
  • 01-27Mairead Corrigan-Maguire: North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
  • 01-27Nicholas Berkeley Mason: Drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 01-28Nick Raynsford: British MP
  • 01-29Donna Marie Caponi Young: Detroit, Michigan -- LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70)
  • 01-29James Nicholson: British MEP
  • 01-30Michael Dorris: Writer
  • 01-30Robert Wittinger: Composer
  • 01-31Noah Creshevsky: Composer
  • 02-01Ole Buck: Composer
  • 02-02Ronnie Goodson: Rocker

People died in year of 1945

  • 01-01Vit Nejedly: Composer, dies at 33
  • 01-02Betram Home Ramsay: English Admiral / Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61
  • 01-03Fyodor Akimenko: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-08Jac[obus] P Thijsse: Dutch biologist (Omgang met planten), dies at 79
  • 01-10Rudolf Borchardt: Writer, dies at 67
  • 01-14Sandor Vandor: Composer, dies at 43
  • 01-16Dennis Donnini: British rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
  • 01-19Ernest B Allo: French theologist, dies at 71
  • 01-22A Wolfenstein: Writer, dies at 61
  • 01-22Carlo Felice Boghen: Composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
  • 01-22Johan Eykman: Theologist (World Church), dies at 52
  • 01-23Helmuth J Moltke: German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37
  • 01-28Philip "Felix" Bekkers: Actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
  • 01-30Gottlieb J Haberlandt: Hungarian / German botanist, dies at 90
  • 01-30William Busch: Composer, dies at 43
  • 01-31Eddie Slovik: 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
  • 02-01Johan Huizinga: Dutch culture Historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
  • 02-02Karl F Goerdeler: Mayor (Leipzig) / "July 20th plot", hanged at 60
  • 02-03Jose Rolon: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-03Roland Freisler: German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case)
  • 02-06Jan Bos: Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 02-06Paul Bos: Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 02-09George J L Maduro: Resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau
  • 02-09Jan Bakker: Resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • 02-10Juan de Hernandez: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-11Al Dubin: Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
  • 02-11J S H Lokerman: Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Neugengamme
  • 02-12de Jong: Dutch vicar / resistance fighter, executed
  • 02-12Henrietta Szold: Founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah)
  • 02-12Walraven [Wally] van Hall: Dutch banker / resisted Nazis, executed at 39

Events in year of 1946

  • 01-01Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 01-01ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly / Eckert
  • 01-01National Assembly proclaims Hungary a Republic
  • 01-05"Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • 01-06Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • 01-07Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • 01-09"Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 01-101st radar contact with Moon
  • 01-10UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
  • 01-10US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
  • 01-11Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Philadelphia
  • 01-12"Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 01-12NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to Los Angeles
  • 01-142 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
  • 01-17United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • 01-20F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • 01-21"Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 01-22US President sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 01-23Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st Director of CIA
  • 01-25United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
  • 01-301st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • 01-31Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a Federal Republic
  • 02-01Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist President
  • 02-01Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Secretary General of UN
  • 02-02"Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 02-06"Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • 02-07Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • 02-08Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • 02-09Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
  • 02-101st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

People born in year of 1946

  • 01-01Manfred Stengl: Austria -- 2 man lugist (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-04Bernard Sumner: Rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • 01-05"Crazy Barret Diamond" Syd: Rocker (Pink Floyd)
  • 01-06Harold Jackson: Hattiesburg, Mississippi -- NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
  • 01-06Roger Keith [Syd] Barrett: Lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
  • 01-06Syd Barrett: Cambridge, England -- Rocker (Pink Floyd-Wall)
  • 01-07Andy Brown: Rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • 01-08Kathleen Noone: Actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
  • 01-08Robbie Kreiger: Los Angeles, California -- Guitarist (Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire)
  • 01-08Tod Brannan: VP (Logos Network Corp)
  • 01-09Leo Gullotta: Actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
  • 01-10Alexis Nihon, Jr.: Bahamas -- Wrestler (1968 Olympics)
  • 01-10Aynsley Dunbar: Rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • 01-10Bob Lang: Rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • 01-11Ludmila Poradnik: USSR -- Team handball (1976, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-11Tony Kaye: Rocker (Yes)
  • 01-12Cynthia Robinson: Rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 01-12George Duke: San Rafael, California -- Rocker
  • 01-16Michael L Coats: Sacramento, California -- Captain US Navy / astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
  • 01-18Katia Ricclarelli: Actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
  • 01-19Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin: Russian Cosmonaut
  • 01-19Julian Barnes: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Before She Met Me)
  • 01-24Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo: Curacaos sculptor / painter
  • 01-24John Harrison: South Africa correspondent (BBC)
  • 01-24Michael Ontkean: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)
  • 01-25Josephine M Verspaget: Sociologist / Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 01-25Ronnie Brandon: Rocker (McCoys)
  • 01-25Silvio Blatter: Writer
  • 01-26Christopher Hampton: Azores -- Playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
  • 01-26Timothy Clifford: Director (National Galleries of Scotland)

People died in year of 1946

  • 01-03William Joyce: (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
  • 01-04Barney Oldfield: Daredevil, dies at 67
  • 01-09Countee Cullen: US Poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • 01-16Johanna HC Albregt: Actress / Wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 01-17Gottfried Rudinger: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-23Feliks Nowowiejski: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-23Matteo Giulio Bartoli: Linguist, dies at 72
  • 01-29Harry L Hopkins: US Minister of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • 01-29Sidney James Jones: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-01Hans Betghe: Writer, dies at 70
  • 02-04Margarete Boie: Writer
  • 02-05George Arliss: Actor / writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
  • 02-08Miles Mander: Actor / director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
  • 02-20Hugh Allen: Musician
  • 03-12Philip Merivale: Dies at 59
  • 03-13Abraham Bredius: Dutch art Historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
  • 03-13Thomas Frederick Dunhill: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-13Werner von Blomberg: German Minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
  • 03-16Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl: Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
  • 03-19Amir Hamzah: Indonesian Poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • 03-22Clemens A von Galen: Bishop of Munster / anti fascist, dies at 68
  • 03-23Alexandru Zirra: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-24Alexander A Aljechin: World chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • 03-24Gustaf Heintze: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-30John S S P V Gort: Viscount of Limerick / Hamsterley, dies at 59
  • 04-01Noah Beery: Actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
  • 04-03Masaharu Homma: Lieutenant General (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • 04-05Vincent Millie Youmans: US Composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • 04-12August Borms: Flemish Nazi collaborator, executed at 67
  • 04-12F Guicciardi: Writer