On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1945

Historical Events

  • Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Vel├ęz, American singer-songwriter ("Living Outside the Law"), actress, and playwright (Power of the Powerless), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
  • Willis Augustus Lee, American World War II admiral (Guadalcanal) and sport shooter (5 Olympic golds 1920), dies of a heart attack at 57 while being ferrying him out to his flagship USS Wyoming off the coast of Maine
1945 Highlights

About August 25, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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