What Happened on October 3, 1945

Elvis Comes Fifth in Talent Show

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs meet in Baseball World Series for the 4th time; Hank Borowy pitches a 6-hit shutout as Cubs win Game 1, 9-0 at Briggs Stadium; Detroit wins series, 4-3

Music History

Elvis Presley's 1st public performance, at age of 10, singing "Old Shep" in youth talent contest Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, in Tupelo, Mississippi; contest is broadcast over WELO Radio, he wins fifth prize - $5.00 in fair ride tickets

  • World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1990)
  • Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (NPC Gold's Classic 1981), born in Monroe County, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Viktor Saneyev, Georgian athlete (Olympics 3 x gold, Soviet Union, triple jump 1968, 72, 76; silver 1980), born in Sukhumi, Georgia (d. 2022)
1945 Highlights

About October 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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