On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1945

Historical Events

  • British 43rd Division under General Hubert Essame occupies Xanten
  • Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
  • US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), born in Helena, Montana
  • Wilfried van Moer, Belgian soccer midfielder (57 caps; Belgian Golden Shoe x 3; Beveren, Antwerp, Standard Liège), born in Beveren, Belgium (d. 2021)
1945 Highlights

About March 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces