On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1945

Historical Events

Sports History

77th Belmont Stakes: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2

  • Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
  • K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)
  • Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer
  • Paul Goddard, American rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So In To You"), born in Georgia (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa
1945 Highlights

About June 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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