On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1945

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jacqueline du PrĂ©, English cellist, born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 1987)
  • Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Mick Hill, Australian cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75), born in Greensborough, Australia
1945 Highlights

About January 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius