On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1945

Historical Events

  • Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured
  • Cologne taken by allied armies
  • US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine

Historic Event

Yugoslavia government of Josep Broz Tito forms


Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Lee, American rock singer-songwriter (Love - "Forever Changes"; "Vindicator"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82
1945 Highlights

About March 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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