On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1945

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
  • New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested

Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator Vidkun Quisling
Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator
Vidkun Quisling
  • 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, Australian cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
1945 Highlights

About May 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus