On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1945

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
Sukarno

Famous Birthdays

  • Katri-Helena, Finnish singer, born in Tuupovaara, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, dies at 61
  • Pater Bleijs [Louis], Dutch catholic priest and resistance fighter in WWII, dies in car accident at 39
1945 Highlights

About August 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo