On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1945

Historical Events

  • German forces in Bavaria surrender unconditionally to American commander Jacob L. Devers

Historic Event

German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Wadenius, Swedish rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers), born in Poesele, Belgium
  • Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India

Famous Deaths

  • Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), dies at 64
1945 Highlights

About May 4, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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