On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1945

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • (Malcolm) "Molly" Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band, 1972-83 - "Pick Up the Pieces"), born in Montrose, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Ken Hensley, British rock songwriter, keyboardist, and singer (Uriah Heep, 1970-80 - "Easy Livin'"; Blackfoot, 1982-84), born in Plumstead, England (d. 2020)

Marsha 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)

  • Ronee Blakley, American actress (Nashville), and singer-songwriter, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
1945 Highlights

About August 24, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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