On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1945

Historical Events


USAManhattan Project

1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico as part of the US Manhattan Project

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'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
'Calutron Girls' monitoring a mass spectrometer during the Manhattan Project. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.
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  • 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
1945 Highlights

About July 16, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer