On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

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Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fatchett, British Labour politician, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1999)
  • Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode and the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society, dies at 87