Hiroshima in History

Historical Events


BattleAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

1945-08-06 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

  • 1970-10-18 Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
  • 1995-08-06 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

Famous Birthdays

  • 1901-06-20 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • 1911-09-01 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • 1915-02-23 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-09 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)
  • 1943-01-07 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • 1951-04-02 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1971-02-06 Mana Endo, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • 1992-03-20 Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
  • 1993-03-24 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • 1995-10-18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • 2000-03-16 Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)