What Happened on May 2, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
  • German Army in Italy surrenders

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders

  • Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste

Famous Birthdays

  • Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
  • Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
  • Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
  • Sarah Weddington, American attorney

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Corbett, baseball player (b. 1875)
  • Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34
  • Martin Bormann, German Nazi Officer, Personal Secretary to Hitler, commits suicide aged 44 (remains identified 1972)