On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery and Omar Bradley discuss advance in Germany

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Operation Varsity: In the largest one-day airborne operation of all time, British, US & Canadian paratroopers land east of the Rhine in Northern Germany
  • US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist

Famous Deaths

  • J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
  • Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies