On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Hensley, English songwriter and rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep), born in Plumstead, England

Person of interestMarsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson [born Malcolm Michaels Jr.], African-American gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen, and transgender pioneer (Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R.), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)

Transgender activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender activist and drag queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • Molly Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band), born in Montrose, Scotland
  • Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina