On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1945

Historical Events

Sports History

Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Jesus Christ Superstar), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), dies at 69
1945 Highlights

About August 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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