On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1945

Historical Events

  • RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
  • Roermond & Venlo, Netherlands, liberated
  • US & Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
  • US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall

Meeting of Interest

Winston Churchill visits Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarters


Famous Birthdays

  • Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
  • Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch cabaret singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
1945 Highlights

About March 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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