On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1945

Historical Events

  • Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton and Alexander Patch meet in Lunéville, France

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
  • US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • Randy Matson, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot putt 1968), born in Pampa, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, dies at 44
1945 Highlights

About March 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces