On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Copping, English rock bassist (Procol Harum), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Wyomia Tyus, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Griffin, Georgia