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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1945.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1945: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1945?


Events

  • 01 May 1945 Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WWII
  • 02 May 1945 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
  • 03 May 1945 German ship Cap Arcona sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed
  • 04 May 1945 German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway surrender
  • 05 May 1945 Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • 07 May 1945 British troops pull into Utrecht Neth
  • 08 May 1945 Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov
  • 09 May 1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • 10 May 1945 Russian troops occupied Prague
  • 11 May 1945 US marines conquer Awatsha Draw, Okinawa, Japan.
  • 12 May 1945 Argentinian labour leader Jose Peter declares the Federacion Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.
  • 13 May 1945 US troops conquer Dakeshi, Okinawa, Japan.
  • 14 May 1945 Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise.
  • 15 May 1945 World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
  • 16 May 1945 Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa, Japan.
  • 17 May 1945 Two US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu, Japan.
  • 21 May 1945 Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart wed.
  • 22 May 1945 US 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
  • 23 May 1945 Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister
  • 26 May 1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
  • 28 May 1945 William Joyce (quotLord Haw-Hawquot) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio, convicted, and then hanged in January 1946.
  • 29 May 1945 US 1st Marine Division conquors Shuri-castle Okinawa, Japan.
  • 30 May 1945 The Iranian government demands that all Soviet and British troops leave the country.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1945?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Candy
  2. - Caldonia
  3. - Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk)
  4. - There's No You
  5. - I Wish

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America