On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1945

Historical Events

Historic Event

Emperor Hirohito of Japan informs the imperial family that he has decided to surrender

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California
1945 Highlights

About August 12, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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