What Happened on June 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
  • K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)
  • Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer.
  • Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Famous Deaths

  • Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa