Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1942 1943 194419451946 1947 1948

Year 1945 was a year that started on a Monday. It is well known as the end of World War II and the founding of UNO and UNESCO.

Events

Births

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

New Books

  • The Age of Jackson – Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
  • The Age of ReasonJean-Paul Sartre
  • Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
  • Black Boy – Richard Wright
  • The Black Rose – Thomas B. Costain
  • Bonheur d'occasion (The Tin Flute) – Gabrielle Roy
  • The Bosnian Trilogy – Ivo Andric
  • Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
  • By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept – Elizabeth Smart
  • Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck
  • The EgyptianMika Waltari
  • Gigi – Colette
  • High Ground – Odella Phelps Wood
  • Loving – Henry Green
  • Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Cornell Woolrich
  • The Naked and the DeadNorman Mailer
  • The Open Society and Its EnemiesKarl Popper
  • Pippi LongstockingAstrid Lindgren
  • The Policy King – Lewis A. H. Caldwell
  • The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  • Rabbit Hill – Robert Lawson
  • A Street in Bronzeville – Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Stuart LittleE.B. White
  • Surrender on Demand – Varian Fry
  • That Hideous StrengthC. S. Lewis
  • The Thurber Carnival (anthology) – James Thurber
  • Tootle – Gertrude Crampton
  • Two Solitudes – Hugh MacLennan
  • The Wide House – Taylor Caldwell

1945 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.