On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1945

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer

Famous Deaths

Hans Fischer

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

  • Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), dies at 85
  • Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45
1945 Highlights

About March 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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