On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1945

Historical Events

  • Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford

Music History

Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

Coup d'état

Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup


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, American rock vocalist (Archies - "Sugar, Sugar"), and producer (Barry Manilow), 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
1945 Highlights

About August 22, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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