On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie

Famous Birthdays

  • Alton Maddox, NY African American activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)
  • Barry Richards, South African extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm fast bowler (21 Tests, 78 wickets; 15 ODIs), born in Maryborough, Queensland
  • John Lowe, English darts player (BDO world champion 1979, 87, 93), born in New Tupton, Derbyshire
  • Leigh Lawson, English actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy), born in Atherston, England
  • Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx

1945 Highlights

About July 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer