Historical Events in September 1945

Victory in BattleSurrender of Japan

Sep 1 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)
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  • Sep 1 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves

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Sep 2 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independent from France (National Day)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Sep 2 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (Japanese date, 1st September in US)
  • Sep 3 World War II: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies
  • Sep 3 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Frank Parker successfully defends title; beats William Talbert 14-12, 6-1, 6-2
  • Sep 3 US Women's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Sarah Palfrey Cooke wins 2nd US title; beats Pauline Betz Addie 3-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • Sep 4 American chess grandmaster Reuben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York City
  • Sep 4 US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
  • Sep 6 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • Sep 7 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • Sep 7 Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park HR, only HR hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium
  • Sep 8 US invades Japanese-held Korea
  • Sep 9 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
  • Sep 9 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
  • Sep 9 Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0

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Sep 9 1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Sep 10 KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
  • Sep 10 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

World RecordMiracle Mike!

Sep 10 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
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Sep 11 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
  • Sep 11 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands
  • Sep 15 A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
  • Sep 16 Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
  • Sep 18 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration

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Sep 19 Kim Il-sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Sep 19 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
  • Sep 20 German rocket engineers begin work in US
  • Sep 26 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid

Meeting of InterestMacArthur Meets Hirohito

Sep 27 US General and head of the Allied occupation of Japan, Douglas MacArthur, meets Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo for the first time
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Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 28 "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • Sep 28 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
  • Sep 28 Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
  • Sep 29 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56

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Sep 30 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Sep 30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43