September 1945 calendar

September 1945

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 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 September 1945: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1945?


  • 01 Sep 1945 Japan surrenders ending WWII
  • 02 Sep 1945 59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz
  • 03 Sep 1945 65th US Mens Tennis: Sgt Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert
  • 04 Sep 1945 Ruben Fine wins four simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded.
  • 05 Sep 1945 (2030 hours) Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Canada, leaves the embassy with 109 top secret documents, seeking political asylum rather than return to the Soviet Union.
  • 07 Sep 1945 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • 08 Sep 1945 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WWII, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
  • 09 Sep 1945 1st bug in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay and taped into the log
  • 10 Sep 1945 KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR
  • 11 Sep 1945 World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.
  • 12 Sep 1945 The Japanese Army formally surrenders to the British in Singapore.
  • 15 Sep 1945 A hurricane strikes southern Florida and the Bahamas, destroying 366 airplanes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
  • 16 Sep 1945 Barometric pressure at 856mb (25.55 inches) off Okinawa, Japan (record low).
  • 18 Sep 1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration.
  • 19 Sep 1945 Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
  • 20 Sep 1945 German rocket engineers begin work in US.
  • 22 Sep 1945 Stan Musial gets five hits off five pitchers on five consecutive pitches.
  • 26 Sep 1945 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
  • 28 Sep 1945 Mildred Price starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
  • 29 Sep 1945 Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • 30 Sep 1945 The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43.
  • 02 Sep 1945 World War II: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japan and the major warring powers aboard the battleship USS  in Tokyo Bay.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Some Sunday Morning
  2. - Gotta be This or That
  3. - I'll Buy That Dream
  4. - 11:60 P.M.
  5. - Along the Navajo Trail


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?