August 15, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
  • US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends

Victory in battleVictory over Japan Day

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.

Birthdays in History

  • Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
  • Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)

Deaths in History

  • Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)