On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1945

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Robert H. Goddard

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

1945 Highlights

About August 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo