On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1945

Historical Events

  • 17-year-old Dodgers utility Tommy Brown becomes youngest player to hit a MLB home run in Brooklyn's 11-1 rout of Pittsburgh Pirates at Ebbets Field
  • Soviet troops occupy Harbin & Mukden

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, dies at 73
1945 Highlights

About August 20, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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