What Happened on August 14, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh movement launch a coordinated uprising against French rule across Vietnam following the Japanese surrender

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Japanese government notifies the Allies that it had accepted the Potsdam Declaration

Victory in battleVictory over Japan

V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone)
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Benet, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
  • Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)

Person of interestSteve Martin

Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
  • Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)