On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1945

Historical Events

  • 289 anti-fascists murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
  • USSR invades Austria
  • World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans

Famous Birthdays

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love; Derek & The Dominos - "Layla"; solo -"Tears in Heaven"), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

  • Johnnie Walker [Peter Dingley], British radio DJ, born in Birmingham
  • Richard Evans, British graphic designer, album cover designer (The Who; The Doors; Pink Floyd; Louis Armstrong), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 71
1945 Highlights

About March 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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