What Happened on September 11, 1945

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of World War II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal but fails - later he is hanged

  • Physician Willem J. Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer, 1964-83 (Bayern Munich; World Cup, 1974), and manager, 1984-96 (Bayern Munich; World Cup, 1990), born in Munich, Germany
  • Leo Kottke, American finger-picking acoustic guitarist (Ice Water; Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
Born in 1945

About September 11, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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