On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • David Jessel, British TV reporter, born in Abingdon, Berkshire, England
  • Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tony Mann, Australian cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India), born in Middle Swan, Western Australia

Famous Deaths

  • August von Mackensen, German field marshal, dies at 95
1945 Highlights

About November 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio