On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • 1st Japanese kamikaze "flying bombs" (MXY-7 Ohka) attack Okinawa
  • During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
  • Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police

Famous Birthdays

  • Rosemary Stone, American funk and rock vocalist, and pianist (Sly & Family Stone - "Everyday People"; "Dance to The Music"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings

Humphrey Bogart

Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, dies at 50
  • J Woortman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen at 39
1945 Highlights

About March 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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