On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1945

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

James F. Byrnes becomes 49th US Secretary of State, succeeding Edward Stettinius

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968), born in Oxford
  • Michael Cole, American actor (Pete-Mod Squad), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Michael Martin, British politician and Speaker of the House of Commons (2000-09), born in Glasgow (d. 2018)
1945 Highlights

About July 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer