What Happened on July 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the Japanese surrender during WWII
  • Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

BattleNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

  • US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England
  • Linda Harrison, Berlin Md, actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes)