On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1945

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independent from France (National Day)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh

Victory in BattleSurrender of Japan

V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of World War II (Japanese date, 1st September in US)

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Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender to formally end World War II
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender to formally end World War II
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  • V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan signed aboard USS Missouri marks the end of World War II (US date, 3rd September in Japan)
1945 Highlights

About September 2, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo