On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1945

Historical Events

  • 2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu

Famous Birthdays

  • Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79), born in Mysore, Karnataka
  • D A S Pennefather, Maj-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)
  • George Miller, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1975-2015), born in Richmond, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies
  • Sasaki Shigetsu Sokei-an, founder 1st Zen Institute of America, dies
1945 Highlights

About May 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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