On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1945

Ancient Dresden Reduced to Rubble

Historical Events

Bombing of Dresden

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 Nazi Germany in which 159,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tremlett, English artist, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Keith Nichols, English jazz musician, born in Essex, England
  • Ken Sitzberger, American diver and broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1984)
  • King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • Roy Dyke, English rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

  • George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), dies at 85
1945 Highlights

About February 13, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius