On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1977; first Asian-born player to win a major title), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • D├ęsi Bouterse, Surinamese politician (8th President of Suriname), born in Domburg, Surinam
  • Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMilton S. Hershey

Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey

1945 Highlights

About October 13, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra