What Happened on March 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders
  • Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
  • US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist

Famous Deaths

  • J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
  • Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies