On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

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