What Happened on September 18, 1945

Historical Events

  • 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration

Famous Birthdays

  • Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), born in Chancay, Peru (d. 2021)
  • P. F. Sloan [Philip Schlein], American songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"; "Secret Agent Man"), session guitarist, and singer, born in NYC (d. 2015)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), dies of malarial fever, syphilis and blindness at 48
1945 Highlights

About September 18, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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