On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1945

Historical Events

Conference of InterestPotsdam Conference

Potsdam Conference: Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill hold 1st post-World War II meeting

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Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
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Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, born in Claridge's, London
  • Eric McCredie, Scottish pop bassist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), born in Patrick, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Busch, German field marshal (WWII), dies at 60
1945 Highlights

About July 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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