What Happened on May 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
  • Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Neth
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
  • SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • World War II: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands
  • World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Famous Birthdays

  • Christy Moore, Irish folk artist
  • Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Wim A Mateman, Dutch MP (CDA)