What Happened on August 18, 1945

Historical Events

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

Election of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Harris, American pop singer (The Toys -"A Lover's Concerto"), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • Sarah Dash, American pop, R&B, and disco singer (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds; Labelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2021)

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? 77 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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