What Happened on March 24, 1945

Historical Events

  • 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)
  • Patrick Malahide [Duggan], British actor (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; Minder; Game Of Thrones), born in Reading, England
  • Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist

Famous Deaths

  • (Jevon) "Jeff" Nicklin, Canadian CFL football player,1934-40 (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), and Army paratrooper officer killed in action at 30
  • Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
1945 Highlights

About March 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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