Nagasaki in History

Historical Events

  • 1652-05-13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
  • 1853-08-08 Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan

Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

1945-07-26 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

Historic Event

1945-07-28 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

  • 1945-08-09 US drops second atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan, destroying part of the city
  • 1982-07-24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299

Famous Birthdays

Raemer SchreiberRaemer Schreiber (1910-1998)

1910-11-11 American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon

  • 1954-11-08 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author (An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1959-12-29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1974-08-28 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese video game composer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1984-03-13 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan

Famous Deaths

Raemer SchreiberRaemer Schreiber (1910-1998)

1998-12-24 American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

  • 2007-04-18 Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki, dies at 61
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)