What Happened on May 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Polish armour brigade occupies Wilhelmshafen
  • Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg
  • British troop join in Rangoon
  • WWII: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life

Famous Birthdays

  • Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN), dies at 66