Hiroshima in History

Historical Events


JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

1945-08-06 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • 1970-10-18 Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
  • 1995-08-06 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city
  • 2013-02-15 Chelyabinsk meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring over 1,200 people, with 26 to 33 times energy of Hiroshima bomb
  • 2018-12-18 Meteor explodes in huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of Hiroshima atomic bomb, 2nd largest in last 30 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • 1901-06-20 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • 1911-09-01 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • 1915-02-23 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-09 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1925-07-12 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1941-07-09 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1943-01-07 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, born in Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1955)
  • 1948-12-07 Yoko Morishita, Japanese prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1949-09-14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1951-04-02 Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer (US Open 1987 runner-up, 17 LPGA Tour titles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1965-08-18 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1966-04-03 Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1971-02-06 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1974-08-29 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese video game composer (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1977-06-26 Kubo Tite, Japanese manga artist (Bleach), born in FuchÅ«, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1980-09-06 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • 1989-01-31 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), dies at 63
  • 1992-03-20 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon, A Little Romance), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1995-10-18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • 2000-03-16 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, dies at 81
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)