What Happened on October 5, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • Indonesian army forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Connolly, Scottish rock singer (Sweet, 1968-79- "The Ballroom Blitz"), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Geoff Leigh, British saxophonist and flute player (Henry Cow), born in Manchester, England

Famous Weddings

Janet Leigh

American actress Janet Leigh (18) weds American sailor Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California; divorce in 1949

1945 Highlights

About October 5, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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