What Happened on February 6, 1945

Historical Events

  • WWII: Russian Red Army crosses the Oder River between Poland and Germany
  • WWII: US 8th Air Force bombs oil facilities in Magdeburg and Chemnitz, Germany

Famous Birthdays

Bob MarleyBob Marley (1945-1981)

Jamaican reggae musician ("Exodus"; "One Love"; "No Woman No Cry"; "Three Little Birds"), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica

Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Robert Brasillach, French author and journalist (editor in chief of the fascist weekly Je Suis Partout), controversially executed for treason by firing squad at 35

About February 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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