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

Historic Event

Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested

  • Victory celebration at Red Square

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 76 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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