On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Trouble In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca; Mercury), dies at 53
1945 Highlights

About December 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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