What Happened on August 9, 1945

Historical Events

Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

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

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? 77 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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