On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1945

Historical Events

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Allies led by US Marine Corps secure island of Iwo Jima from Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed

Historic Event

British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

Sports History

De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

  • Kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Kerama Retto
  • US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
  • Venray soccer team forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander, dies at 62
  • Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
1945 Highlights

About March 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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