What Happened on February 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
  • Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
  • Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Wim Speelman, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 26