On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1945

Historical Events

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • Australian Test cricket all-rounder Keith Miller scores 110 not out for Australian Services on Day 1 of drawn 4th Victory Test against England at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • John Kongos, South African singer and songwriter (He's Gonna Step On You Again), born in Johannesburg
  • Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Hiram Johnson, American progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), dies at 78
  • Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)
1945 Highlights

About August 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo