On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
  • New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
  • Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
  • Victory celebration at Red Square

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World War II: Hermann Goering is captured by the United States Army

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
  • World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British
  • World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies