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Millennium: 3rd millennium
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2045 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2045
Ab urbe condita 2798
Armenian calendar 1494
Assyrian calendar 6795
Bahá'í calendar 201–202
Balinese saka calendar 1966–1967
Bengali calendar 1452
Berber calendar 2995
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2589
Burmese calendar 1407
Byzantine calendar 7553–7554
Chinese calendar 甲子(Wood Rat)
4741 or 4681
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4742 or 4682
Coptic calendar 1761–1762
Discordian calendar 3211
Ethiopian calendar 2037–2038
Hebrew calendar 5805–5806
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2101–2102
 - Shaka Samvat 1966–1967
 - Kali Yuga 5145–5146
Holocene calendar 12045
Igbo calendar 1045–1046
Iranian calendar 1423–1424
Islamic calendar 1467–1468
Japanese calendar Heisei 57
Javanese calendar 1979–1980
Juche calendar 134
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4378
Minguo calendar ROC 134
Nanakshahi calendar 577
Thai solar calendar 2588
Tibetan calendar 阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
2171 or 1790 or 1018
    — to —
(female Wood-Ox)
2172 or 1791 or 1019

2045 (MMXLV) will be a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2045th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 45th year of the 3rd millennium, the 45th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2040s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

In fiction[edit]

  • The science fiction TV series TekWar is in the year 2045.
  • In the novel 2045: A Story of Our Future, Peter Seidel portrays what the world could be like in 2045, if current trends in environmental destruction, population growth, and economic inequality continue.
  • Beginning of Corporation War in Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.
  • In South Africa white minority rule comes to an end as most of the whites are massacred in an uprising, in John Wyndham's The Outward Urge.
  • The American Dad character Klaus has a body again and a grandson.
  • The events portrayed in the movie Critters 4 take place in 2045.
  • Time in History where Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars, the 3rd Tiberium War takes place.
  • In Macross 7, The main events of the series take place in this year.
  • Doomsday in Angels & Airwaves movie L)VE (LOVE)
  • The events of the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline take place in 2045.
  • In the short film Doc Brown Saves the World, Doc Brown explains to the viewer that in the timeline depicted in Back to the Future Part II, a nuclear holocaust occurred in 2045 when a computer virus created by Griff Tannen accidentally caused the nuclear reactors inside every Mr. Fusion device in the world to simultaneously explode. To prevent this from occurring, Brown alters history to prevent the invention of Mr. Fusion (as well as food hydrators and hoverboards), thus explaining why the 2015 shown in Part II never came to pass.


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