On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program

Famous Birthdays

  • Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (The Hunt For Red October), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
  • Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
1945 Highlights

About August 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo