On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1945

Historical Events

  • -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
  • The Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway
  • WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • Mia [Maria] Farrow, LA, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo)

Famous Deaths

  • George Maduro, Dutch Antillian resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau at 28
  • Jan Bakker, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1945 Highlights

About February 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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