On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1945

Historical Events

JapanNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

US drops second atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan, destroying part of the city

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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
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Famous Birthdays

  • Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist (Gemma Bovery), born in Berkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), dies at 63
1945 Highlights

About August 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo