On This Day

May 4, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • German forces in Bavaria surrender unconditionally to American commander Jacob L. Devers

Historic Event

German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath

Birthdays in History

  • Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers), born in Poesele, Belgium
  • Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India

Deaths in History

  • Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), dies at 64
1945 in History