What Happened on May 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German General Von Keitel formally surrenders to Marshal Georgy Zhukov and the Soviets in Berlin

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • V-E Day; WWII ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883)