Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"
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- Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
- Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)
- Hiram Johnson, American progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), dies at 78
- Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)