On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from US army after being awarded the Legion of Merit

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India
  • Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in GatĂșn, Panama Canal Zone
  • Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73