What happened this day in history August 16, 1945

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1945 is the 228th day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 1945 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $1,237.85. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 16, 1945 Historical Events

  • 1945
    An assassination attempt is made on Japan’s prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
  • 1945
    Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.

Who were born on August 16, 1945?

  • 1945
    Kevin Ayers, English singer-songwriter
  • 1945
    Suzanne Farrell, American ballet dancer

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