On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1945

Historical Events

  • General Johannes Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
  • World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Seger, American singer and songwriter ("Old Time Rock and Roll"; "Hollywood Nights"; "Against The Wind"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
1945 Highlights

About May 6, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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