What Happened on January 1, 1945

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
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Zappa (née Sloatman), American business secretary and wife of musician and composer Frank Zappa, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Glen Loates, Canadian artist and painter of wildlife and landscapes, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jacky Ickx, Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1969, 75-77, 81-82; 8 x F1 wins; Dakar Rally 1983; Bathurst 1000 1977), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Peter Duncan, Australian politician (Member of Parliament, 1984-96; Minister for Employment and Education, 1988-90), born in Melbourne, Australia)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

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

About January 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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