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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1945.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1945: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1945?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1945 Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR (joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx)
  • 02 Aug 1945 Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
  • 04 Aug 1945 Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season.
  • 05 Aug 1945 Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (August 6th in Japan)
  • 06 Aug 1945 Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by Enola Gay
  • 07 Aug 1945 The United Nations Charter is ratified by the United States Senate, and this nation becomes the third one to join the new international organization.
  • 08 Aug 1945 England and Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • 09 Aug 1945 US drops 2nd atomic bomb Fat Man on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
  • 10 Aug 1945 Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
  • 11 Aug 1945 Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito.
  • 13 Aug 1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
  • 14 Aug 1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WWII
  • 15 Aug 1945 A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WWII
  • 16 Aug 1945 An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
  • 17 Aug 1945 Indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
  • 18 Aug 1945 Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
  • 19 Aug 1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs. Reds andwins
  • 20 Aug 1945 Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • 21 Aug 1945 US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program.
  • 22 Aug 1945 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • 24 Aug 1945 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy and strike out 12
  • 25 Aug 1945 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine.
  • 27 Aug 1945 US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender.
  • 29 Aug 1945 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
  • 30 Aug 1945 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
  • 31 Aug 1945 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1945?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Gotta be This or That
  2. - Can't You Read Between the Lines?
  3. - Good, Good, Good (That's You-That's You)
  4. - On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
  5. - Till The End of Time

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America