On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHans Fischer

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

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), dies at 85
  • Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45