On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1945

Historical Events

  • KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)

World RecordMiracle Mike!

Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.

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Mike the headless chicken
Mike the headless chicken
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator Vidkun Quisling
Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator
Vidkun Quisling

Famous Birthdays

  • José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light My Fire; Feliz Navidad), born in Lares, Puerto Rico
  • Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • Tom Ligon, American actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • [Richard] Mike Mullane, American USAF, astronaut (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, dies at 54
1945 Highlights

About September 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo