On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1945

Historical Events

  • A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Maura, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Ron Shelton, American film director (Bull Durham), born in Whittier, California

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Tardieu, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1929-30, 1930, 1932), dies at 68
  • Anton von Webern, Austrian composer, shot by American soldier on patrol at 61
1945 Highlights

About September 15, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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