On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1945

Historical Events


Sinking ShipSinking of the USS Indianapolis

After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-58. 880 of the crew died, many after being attacked by sharks, the inspiration for the movie Jaws.
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A scene from the 2016 movie
A scene from the 2016 movie "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage"

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Patrick Modiano, French novelist (Nobel 2014), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
1945 Highlights

About July 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo