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

  • 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? 75 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra