1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1945th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 945th year of the 2nd millennium, the 45th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1940s decade. It is well known as the end of World War II and the founding of UNO and UNESCO.

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

Events change

Births change

Eric Clapton in 1975
Eddy Merckx in 1966

Deaths change

Edgar Cayce in 1910
William Grover-Williams at the 1931 Belgian Grand Prix

Nobel Prizes change

Movies released change

Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in Spellbound

New Books change

John Steinbeck in 2009
E. B. White