On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1945

Historical Events

  • Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
  • Dutch resistance fighters kill two, and injure one Nazi officer in an attempt to hijack food supplies at de Woeste Hoeve, Netherlands
  • Erich Honnecker & Erich Hanke flee Nazis
  • Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires

Historic Invention

George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receives a patent for the first modern trampoline


Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • Hugh Grundy, British rock drummer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Thijssen, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm
  • Rudolf Karel, Czech composer (Three Hairs of the Wise Old Man), dies of dysentery and pneumonia while in Theresienstadt concentration camp at 64
1945 Highlights

About March 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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