What Happened on July 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhattan Project
  • Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
  • Cruiser Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with atom bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Dudleston, English cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Bebington, Cheshire
  • Diana Warwick, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, Labour member of the House of Lords
  • Jos Stelling, Dutch film director (Pointsman), born in Utrecht, Netherlands