On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1945

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

  • World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England

Famous Birthdays

  • Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, born in Longview, Texas (d. 2018)
  • John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)

Person of interestWalt Frazier

Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), dies of war wounds at 31
  • Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79
1945 Highlights

About March 29, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries