On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Victory in BattleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Admiral Chester Nimitz begins planning assaults on Okinawa and Iwo Jima in Japan
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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Cato-Meridian School, New York, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • Greek General Plastiras forms government
  • John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC
  • US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Stills, American songwriter and guitarist (Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Cayce, American psychic (b. 1877)
  • Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (Lenin: God of the Godless), dies at 68
  • Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, dies at 68