On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1945

Historical Events

  • Kamikaze Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise

Historic Event

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

  • US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered

Famous Birthdays

  • Grigori Zhislin, Russian concert violinist, and viola player, born in Leningrad, USSR (d. 2017)
  • 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? 76 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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