On This Day

May 3, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st Polish Armoured Division of the Polish Armed Forces in the West occupies Wilhelmshafen in Germany
  • Allies arrest German physicist Werner Heisenberg
  • British troop join in Rangoon
  • World War II: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life

Birthdays in History

  • Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017 behavioral rhythms of the fly), born in New York City
1945 in History