What Happened on May 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • Australian Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets

Event of Interest

Nazi SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler captured

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Willi Messerschmid, German astronaut (STS 22), born in Reutlingen Germany
  • Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
Born in 1945

Famous Weddings

Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

American actor Humphrey Bogart (44) weds (his fourth time) American actress Lauren Bacall (20) at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio; until his death in 1957

Akira Kurosawa

Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (35) weds Japanese actress Yōko Yaguchi (23), until her death in 1985

About May 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini