What Happened on August 2, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
  • Jewell Jackson McCabe, American feminist and social and political activist who led the National Coalition of 100 Black Women movement in the 1970s, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • John Bowis, British MP (C), born in Brighton, East Sussex

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Austrian composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
  • Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81