On This Day

May 2, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany

Historic Event

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen

  • More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria
  • Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste, Italy

Deaths in History

  • Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34

Martin Bormann

Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), most likely commits suicide age 44 [remains identified in 1972]


1945 in History