What Happened on January 31, 1945

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, American electroacoustic composer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

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

About January 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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