On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Burfeindt, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1976), born in NYC, NY
  • Jake Scott, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (Uni of Georgia; 5×Pro Bowl; 2×First-team All-Pro; Super Bowl 1972 [MVP], 73; Miami Dolphins), born in Greenwood, South Carolina (d. 2020)
  • John Lodge, British bassist, vocalist, and songwriter (The Moody Blues - "I'm Just A Singer"; "Gemini Dream"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, born in Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2005)
  • Kim Carnes, American rock vocalist ("Bette Davis Eyes"), born in Pasadena, California
  • Larry E Craig, (Rep-R-Idaho, 1981- )
  • Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), born in Sète, Hérault (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
  • Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), dies at 73
1945 Highlights

About July 20, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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