What Happened on March 10, 1945

Historical Events

Firebombing of Tokyo

Deadliest air raid of World War II sets Tokyo on fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians

Event of Interest

Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West

Event of Interest

George S. Patton's 3rd U.S. Army makes contact with General Courtney Hodge's 1st U.S. Army

  • Germany blows up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • Japan grants occupied Vietnam independence
  • US troops land in western Mindanao, Philippines in Operation VICTOR IV
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgitta SellĂ©n, Swedish politician
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • HO de Villiers, South African rugby union fullback (14 caps; Villager FC, Western Province), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • Katharine Houghton, American actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), born in Uxbridge, London, England (d. 2005)
Born in 1945

About March 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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