On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1945

Historical Events

  • German rocket engineers begin work in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R&B singer (Was (Not Was)), born in ‎Oberlin, Ohio (d. 2020) [1]
  • Laurie Spiegel, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Torkild Brakstad, Norwegian soccer defender (3 caps; Molde) and coach (Molde, Tromsø, Rosenborg), born in Molde, Norway (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
1945 Highlights

About September 20, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo