On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1945

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

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? 76 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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