What Happened on March 18, 1945

Historical Events

Sports History

Montreal Canadien Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

  • US Army Air Force completes largest bombing raid on Berlin Germany: Over 1200 bombers drop 3,000 tons of explosives [1]
  • US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kyushu, Japan
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Chuck E. Weiss, American blues and rock songwriter, vocalist, and muse (Rickie Lee Jones; Tom Waits), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2021)
  • Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer (Asakusa Portraits), born in Daigo, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • John Jacobs, American golfer (PGA Senior C’ship 2003), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • William Grover-Williams, British racing driver

About March 18, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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