On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1945

Historical Events

  • Finland declares war on Nazi Germany

Historic Event

In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • Frank Novak, American actor
  • Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
  • Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), dies of a heart attack at 44
1945 Highlights

About March 4, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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