What Happened on October 8, 1945

Historical Events

  • Microwave oven patented by US inventor Percy Spencer

Historic Event

US President Harry Truman announces atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Rescigno, American opera conductor (Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee, 1981-2019), born in Flushing, New York
  • Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • Vanburn Holder, West Indian cricket fast bowler (40 Tests, 109 wickets; 12 ODIs), born in Deans Village, Saint Michael, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 76
  • Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, dies at 73
1945 Highlights

About October 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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