What Happened on August 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


BattleAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

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

  • Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Hiram Johnson, American progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), dies at 78
  • Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)