On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1945

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

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, American 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

1945 Highlights

About August 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo