• President Roosevelt Starts 4th Term

    President Roosevelt begins his fourth term as President of the United States.
  • Hitler's Last Public Speech

    Hitler broadcasts his last public speech via radio. He insists that Germany will be victorious in the war. He is hiding in his bunker in Berlin, Germany.
  • Yalta Conference

    Roosevelt (US), Churchill (UK), and Stalin (USSR) meet for the Yalta Conference.
  • Frank Sisters Die

    Margot and Anne Frank die of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The exact date of their deaths is unknown.
  • Princess Elizabeth Joins British Army as Mechanic/Driver

    The Princess Elizabeth (now known as Queen Elizabeth II) joins the British Army as a truck driver and mechanic.
  • The 17th Academy Awards

    In the US, the 17th Academy Awards ceremony is held, and is broadcast over the radio for the first time.
  • President Roosevelt Dies - Truman Succeeds

    US President Roosevelt dies suddenly in Georgia. President Truman succeeds as the next President.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Adolf Hitler and his new wife Eva commit suicide in their bunker in Berlin, Germany as the Soviet Army approaches.
  • Iranians Demand British and Soviet Leave

    The Iranian government demands that the British and Soviet withdraw their militaries from Iran.
  • Second President of Ireland Elected

    Sean O'Kelly is elected Ireland's 2nd President.
  • Truman Approve's Use of Atomic Bomb

    President Truman approves the order for the use of atomic bombs against Japan.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped in Hiroshima

    The atomic bomb known as "little boy" is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    The atomic bomb known as "fat man" is dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Democratic Republic of Viet Nam is Established

    The Democratic Republic of Viet Nam is established.
  • Hollywood Strike Ends in Riot

    The Set Decorator's Union in Hollywood, California, US, stages a strike. The strike results in a riot.
  • Mongolians Vote for Independence

    The Mongolian people vote for independence from the Chinese.
  • First Women Vote in France

    Women vote for the first time in French elections.
  • Nuremburg Trials Begin

    The trials for the Nazi war crimes begins in Nuremburg, Germany.
  • Goldie Hawn Born

    Award winning American actress Goldie Hawn is born.