What Happened on May 8, 1945

Historical Events

  • Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

Nazi Germany Surrenders

German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin

  • V-E Day: World War II ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender
1945 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Bernhard Rust, German Nazi politician and Minister of Science, Education and National Culture (1934-45), reportedly commits suicide at 61

About May 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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