On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1945

Historical Events

  • Kamikaze Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 ┬ÁCi) of plutonium without his knowledge. Stevens lives another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
Physician Joseph Gilbert Hamilton
Joseph Gilbert Hamilton
  • US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered

Famous Birthdays

  • Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa

Famous Deaths

  • Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 88
1945 Highlights

About May 14, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus