What Happened on February 23, 1945

Historical Events

  • 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • Operation Grenade: US Lieutenant General Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Pulitzer Prize winning photo of which by Joe Rosenthall later became iconic, inspiring the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture

1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Murray, police Officer
  • John Halsey, British rock drummer (The Rutles - "Barry Wom"), born in Highgate, North London
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle

About February 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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