On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
  • Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project's G-5 Group, headed by Physicist's Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Michael of Kent, British royal, born in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • Vince Foster, American lawyer, born in Hope, Arkansas (d. 1993)
  • William R. Higgins, USMC colonel, born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1990)
1945 Highlights

About January 15, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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