On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta declare Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) independent from the Netherlands

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Katri Helena, Finnish singer

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
  • Pater Bleijs, [Louis], resistance fighter, dies in car accident