On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • Battle of Monte Castello (Italy): Allied forces, including the first land battle of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, defeat Germans after three months of fierce fighting in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains
  • Dutch Archbishop of Utrecht Johannes de Jong calls for help with war casualties following the Nazi occupation of Netherlands from the allies
  • Operation Veritable: British Army captures Goch from Germany, forcing German retreat away from the Rhineland
  • US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line

Famous Birthdays

  • Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India

Famous Deaths

Anne Frank

Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), dies of typhus in the Belsen concentration camp at 15 [estimate - exact date undocumented] [1]

  • Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, dies of an inoperable brain tumor at 43 while interned at the Weihsien Internment Camp in Weifang, Shandong, China
1945 Highlights

About February 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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