What Happened on March 31, 1945

Historical Events

  • 3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine
  • Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen

Event of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

  • US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

Hans FischerHans Fischer (1881-1945)

German organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1930), commits suicide at 63

  • Hans Riegel Sr., German sweet inventor (founder of Haribo), dies at 51
  • Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), dies at 85
  • Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45

About March 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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