September 1945 in History

Events in History

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 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 4 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
  • Sep 4 US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
  • 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 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
  • Sep 28 Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
  • Sep 30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • Sep 9 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • 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 12 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
  • Sep 21 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 21 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 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 26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician
  • Sep 27 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 27 Kay Ryan, American poet
  • 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

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 21 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Malcolm Forbes

Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies
  • Sep 15 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)
  • Sep 16 John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
  • Sep 20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • Sep 20 Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 20 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Sep 25 Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
  • Sep 26 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78