March 1945 in history

March 1945 events chronologically

Mar 3 World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines
Mar 3 World War II: The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people
Mar 3 World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland
Mar 4 Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany
Mar 6 World War II: Cologne is captured by American Troops
Mar 7 World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen
Mar 9 World War II: A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1945

Mar 8 Anselm Kiefer a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys and Peter Dreher during the 1970s. His works incorporate materials such as straw, ash, clay, lead, and shellac. The poems of Paul Celan have played a role in developing Kiefer's themes of German history and the horror of the Holocaust, as have the spiritual concepts of Kabbalah
Mar 9 Dennis Rader an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County , between 1974 and 1991.
Mar 11 Dock Ellis an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Ellis played in Major League Baseball from 1968 through 1979 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, and New York Mets. In his MLB career, he had a 138–119 win–loss record, a 3.46 earned run average, and 1,136 strikeouts
Mar 13 Anatoly Fomenko a Soviet and Russian mathematician, professor at Moscow State University, well known as a topologist, and a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a supporter of radically revising historical chronology
Mar 19 Randy Steven Kraft an American serial killer known as the "Scorecard Killer" and the "Freeway Killer" who committed the rape, torture, mutilation and murder of a minimum of 16 young men in a series of killings spanning between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. Kraft is also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to 51 further boys and young men. He was convicted in May 1989 of murdering 16 victims and is currently incarcerated upon death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California
Mar 20 Pat Riley an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995, a position that enabled him to serve as their de facto general manager and as their head coach in two separate tenures
Mar 30 Eric Clapton an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1945

Mar 2 Emily Carr a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes, and in particular, forest scenes. As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon"
Mar 12 Friedrich Fromm a German army officer. A recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, he was executed for failing to act against the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler
Mar 21 Arthur Nebe a member of the Nazi Party with card number 574,307. In July 1931, he joined the Schutzstaffel and his membership number was 280,152. His early career included the Berlin position of Police Commissioner in the 1920s. In 1942–1943, he was the President of Interpol which fell under the control of Nazi Germany during the Anschluss in 1938. Nebe perpetrated mass murder in the Holocaust, serving as commanding officer of Einsatzgruppe B deployed in the Bezirk Bialystok district behind Army Group Centre during the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Nebe commanded the Kripo until he was denounced and executed after the failed attempt to kill Adolf Hitler in July 1944
Mar 26 David Lloyd George a British Liberal politician and statesman.
Mar 26 Tadamichi Kuribayashi a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, part-time writer, haiku poet, diplomat, and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff. He is best known for being overall commander of the Japanese garrison during the Battle of Iwo Jima
Mar 26 Boris Shaposhnikov a Soviet military commander.
Mar 31 Hans Fischer a German organic chemist and the recipient of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.