On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Soviet troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, British judge, 1st woman to head UK Supreme Court, born in Leeds, England
  • Noah Creshevsky, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25