On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1945

Historical Events

  • Microwave oven patented

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • Vanburn Holder, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's), born in Deans Village, Saint Michael, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, dies at 73
1945 Highlights

About October 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra