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

Ernest Hemingway

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

Famous Deaths

George S. Patton

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

1945 Highlights

About December 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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