What Happened on July 26, 1945

Historical Events

Election of Interest

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

Potsdam Declaration

Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the unconditional surrender of Japan during WWII

  • Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

  • US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb

Election of Interest

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1945 History

Famous Birthdays

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren (77 years old)

English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

  • Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland
Born in 1945

About July 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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