What Happened on March 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine
  • Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45