On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1945

Historical Events

  • US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie

Famous Birthdays

  • Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
1945 Highlights

About February 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius