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