What Happened on August 29, 1945

Historical Events

  • British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

Historic Event

General MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Copping, British rock bassist and organist (Procol Harum, 1969-77), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Wyomia Tyus, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Griffin, Georgia
1945 Highlights

About August 29, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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