On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1945

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies

Famous Birthdays

  • (George Ivan)"Van" Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter (Astral Weeks; "Moondance"; "Brown-Eyed Girl"), born in Bloomfield, Belfast
  • Bob Welch, American rock vocalist, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • Itzhak Perlman, Israeli Grammy Award-winning violinist, and polio survivor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
1945 Highlights

About August 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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