What Happened on February 13, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
  • Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
  • USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tremlett, English Artist
  • Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies