On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1945

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Scottish 52nd land division and 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
  • US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise

Famous Birthdays

  • Kabir Bedi, Pakistani actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Wim Suurbier, Dutch soccer right back (60 caps; Ajax 392 games) and manager (LA Heat, TB Rowdies), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Donnini, British rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
1945 Highlights

About January 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn