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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

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