On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves

Victory in BattleSurrender of Japan

V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)
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Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender to formally end World War II
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender to formally end World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox


Famous Deaths

  • Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57