On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
  • Princess Irene Brigade moves into The Hague, Netherlands
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
  • SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • World War II: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl

Famous Birthdays

  • Christy Moore, Irish folk singer and songwriter, born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Wim A. Mateman, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Aalten, Netherlands