- A riot ensues in San Francisco while the city is celebrating the end of WW II
- US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends
Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)
- World War II: Korean Liberation Day.
- Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1991-96 and 2001-06), born in Dinajpur, Bangladesh
- Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)
- Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)