August 15, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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 in BattleVictory over Japan

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)
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  • World War II: Korean Liberation Day.

Birthdays in History

  • Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1991-96 and 2001-06), born in Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)

Deaths in History

  • Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)