Thursday 9 August 1945US date format: 8/9/1945, UK date format: 9/8/1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 9, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ken Norton and Erskine Bowles.
Divorce, directed by William Nigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1945 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Erskine Bowles: Businessman.
- Ken Norton: Heavyweight boxing champ / TV panelist...
- Jonelle Arien: American astrologer; married David early...
- Barbara Delinsky: American author.
- Aleksandr Gorelik: Russian figure skater and sportscaster...
- Zurab Sakandelidze: Georgian basketball player (d. 2004).
- Posy Simmonds: English author and illustrator.
- US drops 2nd atomic bomb Fat Man on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
- (1102 hours) An American plane drops a plutonium-atomic bomb over the Urakami suburb of Nagasaki, Japan, off-target by three miles. Estimated dead are 38-70,000.
- World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.
- The Soviet Union begins its army offensive against Japan in the northern part of the Japanese-held Chinese region of Manchuria.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1945 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- Good, Good, Good (That's You-That's You) - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra