On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1945

Historical Events

  • -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo

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71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr scores his third of record 5 Derby wins

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro

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Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Warner Bros cartoon "A Gruesome Twosome" starring Tweety premieres in USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Faina Melnik, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bakota, Ukraine
  • Luis OcaƱa, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
1945 Highlights

About June 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini