On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1945

Historical Events

  • Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN

Battle of InterestBombing of Dresden

Second day of the bombing of Dresden by Allied air forces

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Dresden after the Allied firebombing campaign in 1945
Dresden after the Allied firebombing campaign in 1945
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  • World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
  • World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
  • Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atl√©tico Mineiro), born in Piri√°polis, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
1945 Highlights

About February 14, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius