On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1945

Historical Events

  • 30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
  • NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
  • USSR returns Transylvania to Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
  • Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American mobster who testified against John Gotti, born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnne Frank

Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), dies of typhus in the Belsen concentration camp at 15

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

1945 Highlights

About March 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces