On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1945

Historical Events

  • King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
  • US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer ("The Spy Who Loved Me"; "Skyfall"), born in Reading, England (d. 2013)
  • Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Emily Carr, Canadian painter, dies at 73
1945 Highlights

About March 2, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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