What Happened on May 23, 1945

Historical Events

  • German island of Helgoland in the North Sea surrenders to British

Event of Interest

Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary

Event of Interest

The Allies arrest the members of the Nazi Flensburg government, including Admiral Karl Dönitz, formally dissolving Nazi Germany

1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • Misty Morgan, American country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard - "Tennessee Bird Walk"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2021)
  • Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler (1900-1945)

German Nazi leader (head of the SS), commits suicide while in Allied custody at 44

About May 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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