What Happened in 1945 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 660

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 18 Sukarno elected 1st President of Indonesia by the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence (PPKI)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Aug 19 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
  • Aug 20 Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • Aug 20 Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
  • Aug 20 Russian troops occupy Harbin & Mukden
  • Aug 21 US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program
  • Aug 22 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • Aug 22 Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

BattleCoup d'état

Aug 22 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Aug 24 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
  • Aug 25 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
  • Aug 26 Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WWII
  • Aug 27 US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
  • Aug 29 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Aug 30 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
  • Aug 30 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th Symphony
  • Aug 30 General Douglas MacArthur lands in Japan
  • Aug 30 Hong Kong liberated from Japanese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies

Victory in battleSurrender of Japan

Sep 1 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)

  • Sep 1 Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
  • Sep 2 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
  • Sep 2 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (Japanese date, 1st September in US)
  • Sep 3 WWII: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies
  • Sep 3 65th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (14-12, 6-1, 6-2)
  • Sep 3 59th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (3-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 4 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
  • Sep 4 US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
  • Sep 6 A's catcher George George punches ump Joe Rue gets suspended
  • Sep 7 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • Sep 7 Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park HR, only HR hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium
  • Sep 8 US invades Japanese-held Korea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • Sep 9 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
  • Sep 9 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
  • Sep 9 Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0
  • Sep 9 1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log
  • Sep 10 KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
  • Sep 10 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis
  • Sep 10 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
  • Sep 11 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands
  • Sep 15 A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
  • Sep 16 Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
  • Sep 18 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration
  • Sep 19 Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
  • Sep 19 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
  • Sep 20 German rocket engineers begin work in US
  • Sep 26 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
  • Sep 28 "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
  • Sep 28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
  • Sep 28 Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
  • Sep 29 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Sep 30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Oct 1 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 3 Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
  • Oct 3 World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
  • Oct 5 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • Oct 5 Indonesian army forms
  • Oct 5 Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
  • Oct 5 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 6 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
  • Oct 6 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs
  • Oct 7 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Oct 8 Microwave oven patented
  • Oct 9 British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong's Communist Party

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 11 JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
  • Oct 14 Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears
  • Oct 15 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
  • Oct 16 UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
  • Oct 17 Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
  • Oct 18 Paul Robeson wins Spingarn Medal for singing & acting achievements
  • Oct 20 US Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials
  • Oct 21 Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 23 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

AgreementUnited Nations Charter

Oct 24 Charter of United Nations comes into effect

  • Oct 24 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 27 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 27 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
  • Oct 29 First ballpoint pen goes on sale, manufactured by Biro
  • Oct 29 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, resigns.

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Oct 30 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
  • Oct 30 US government announces end of shoe rationing
  • Nov 1 First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • Nov 3 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • Nov 5 Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • Nov 6 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • Nov 6 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down
  • Nov 8 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 8 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
  • Nov 10 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 790

  • Aug 15 Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
  • Aug 16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • Aug 16 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 16 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 17 Katri Helena, Finnish singer
  • Aug 18 Sarah Dash, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
  • Aug 19 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
  • Aug 21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 21 Jerry DaVanon, baseball player
  • Aug 21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 22 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 22 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Aug 22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • Aug 22 Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
  • Aug 23 Rayfield Wright, American football player
  • Aug 24 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • Aug 24 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • Aug 24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • Aug 26 Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Aug 26 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • Aug 28 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • Aug 28 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • Aug 29 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • Aug 29 Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • Aug 30 David Schiff, composer
  • Aug 31 Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
  • Aug 31 [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
  • Aug 31 Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
  • Sep 1 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • Sep 3 George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 3 Mike Harrison, keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Sep 4 Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist
  • Sep 5 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 7 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands
  • Sep 8 Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • Sep 8 Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968)
  • Sep 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • Sep 9 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • Sep 9 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • Sep 10 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • Sep 10 Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
  • Sep 10 Tom Ligon, actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 11 Leo Kottke, Athens Ga, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse)
  • Sep 11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer
  • Sep 12 John Mauceri, conductor (Wash DC Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 12 Maria Aitken, actress (Fish Called Wanda)
  • Sep 12 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 12 David Garrick, singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Alain Louvier, composer
  • Sep 13 Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
  • Sep 13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • Sep 14 Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster
  • Sep 15 Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)
  • Sep 15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • Sep 15 Ron Shelton, American film director

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 17 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana

  • Sep 17 Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
  • Sep 19 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Jane Blalock, Portsmouth NH, LPGA golfer (1972 Colgate-Dinah Shore
  • Sep 19 Randolph Mantooth, actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 20 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • Sep 21 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
  • Sep 21 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 21 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • Sep 21 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 22 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • Sep 23 Paul Petersen, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 23 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • Sep 24 Catherine Burns, actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 24 David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)
  • Sep 24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • Sep 25 Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-California, 1991- )
  • Sep 25 Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • Sep 26 Bryan Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Sep 26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician
  • Sep 26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • Sep 27 Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966)
  • Sep 27 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 27 Kay Ryan, American poet
  • Sep 28 Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic-gold-64)
  • Sep 29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • Sep 29 Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)
  • Sep 29 Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
  • Sep 29 Tatiana Tauer, harpist
  • Sep 30 Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel
  • Sep 30 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • Oct 1 Donny Hathaway, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 1 Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)
  • Oct 1 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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