On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1945

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent 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

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
1945 Highlights

About September 11, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo