On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1945

Historical Events


JapanFirebombing of Tokyo

334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs

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The aftermath of the single deadliest air raid of World War II, the firebombing of Tokyo
The aftermath of the single deadliest air raid of World War II, the firebombing of Tokyo
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  • Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Rader, American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, Kansas, born in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • Robin Trower, English guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
1945 Highlights

About March 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces