May 8, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)

Deaths in History

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