- A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
- Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
- US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends
Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)
- World War II: Korean Liberation Day.