On This Day

May 1, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
  • Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
  • Australian & Dutch troops land on Tarakan
  • General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms
  • Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II
  • Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg
  • Soviet army reaches Rostock

Birthdays in History

  • John Richard Patterson, English businessman who founded Dateline, born in Hertfordshire, England

Deaths in History

Person of interestJoseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propaganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife (43) and arranges the death of their 6 children, Heidrun (4), Hedwig (6), Holdine (8), Helmut (9), Hildegard (11), and Helga (12)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
1945 in History