What Happened on October 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands

Famous Birthdays

  • Donny Hathaway, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)
  • Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73