On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1945

Historical Events

  • Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands
  • 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? 76 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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