May 23, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • German island of Helgoland in the North Sea surrenders to British
  • Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary
  • The Allies arrest the members of the Nazi Flensburg government, including Admiral Karl Donitz, formally dissolving Nazi Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader (head of the SS), commits suicide while in Allied custody at 44

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler