On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Japanese city Toyama destroyed by B-29's
  • NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Osheroff, American physicist (Nobel 1996), born in Aberdeen, Washington