On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1945

Historical Events

  • Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sukarno elected 1st President of Indonesia by the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence (PPKI)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Harris, American singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Sarah Dash, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian revolutionary and nationalist, dies of injuries from a plane crash at 48
1945 Highlights

About August 18, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo