On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1945

Historical Events

  • 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" to destroy all German factories

  • British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
  • US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisa Nicole Baker, American Playboy playmate (Nov 1966, Playmate of the Year 1967), born in Detroit, Texas
  • Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde Hart, American swing and bebop jazz piano player and arranger (Stuff Smith; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
1945 Highlights

About March 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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