On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26
  • 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
  • German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Ickx, Belgian Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
  • Peter Duncan, Australian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, dies at the front during WWII at 33