What Happened on August 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies, provided Emperor Hirohito's status remains unchanged

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert H. Goddard

Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), dies of throat cancer at 62

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard