On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1945

Historical Events

  • Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WWII

Famous Birthdays

  • Melvin Watt, American politician (Rep-D-North Carolina 1993-2014), born in Steele Creek, North Carolina
  • Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), dies at 54
1945 Highlights

About August 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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