What Happened on May 1, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
  • Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
  • Australian & Dutch troops land on Tarakan
  • General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms
  • Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II
  • Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg
  • Soviet army reaches Rostock

Famous Deaths

  • Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Paul Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propaganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife and arranges the death of his 6 children aged

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels