On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Walters, Australian cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert), born in Dungog, Australia
  • Millie Hughes-Fulford, American scientist & astronaut (STS 40), born in Mineral Wells, Texas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGeorge S. Patton

George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

1945 Highlights

About December 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius