What Happened on July 28, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Elevator girl" Betty Lou Oliver survives falling 75 stories after fog causes a US bomber plane to crash into the Empire State Building, breaking the cables supporting the elevator she was operating. This remains a world record for the longest survived elevator fall
  • Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender

Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

  • US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die

United Nations Charter

US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2

1945 History

Famous Birthdays

Jim DavisJim Davis (77 years old)

American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Born in 1945

About July 28, 1945

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

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