On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1945

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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)

Walt Frazier

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

  • 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? 76 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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