On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1945

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Historic Event

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Christy Moore, Irish folk singer and songwriter, born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 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
1945 Highlights

About May 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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