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May 1st, 1945.

May 1st, 1945, was a Tuesday. It was day 121 of 1945. The decade was the 1940s.

76 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since May 1st, 1945.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 1st, 1945?

  • The death of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is officially announced.
  • Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels commits suicide with his family.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 1st, 1945.

  • World War II.

    World War II.

    World War II was raging on during this period of time.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 76 years, 5 months and 21 days have passed since May 1st, 1945.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1945.
  • Leap Year: 1945 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 1945, will be 76 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1945 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 1945.

  • April 12th, 1945: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies.
  • April 27th, 1945: Benito Mussolini is arrested in Italy while attempting to escape disguised as a German soldier.
  • April 28th, 1945: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is shot dead in Mezzegra, Italy.
  • April 30th, 1945: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker.
  • This date: May 1st, 1945
  • May 8th, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1st, 1945, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1945 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 1st, 1945 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Kid's TV shows on May 1st, 1945.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1945.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1945.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 1st, 1951 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 1st.

Calamity Jane

Historical figure. Deceased
Born on May 1st, 1852
She was not alive on this date.

Tim McGraw

American country singer.
Born on May 1st, 1967
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Mary Lou McDonald

Irish politician.
Born on May 1st, 1969
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Jamie Dornan

Actor.
Born on May 1st, 1982
He was born exactly 37 years after this date.

Romain Ntamack

Rugby player.
Born on May 1st, 1999
He was born exactly 54 years after this date.

Charli D'Amelio

Social media personality.
Born on May 1st, 2004
She was born exactly 59 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May.

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 1st, 1945.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 1st, 1945.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 1st, 1945 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of July, 1944.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 1945 is close to the 8th of February, 1946.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 1945.

  • A total of 27,933 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,990 weeks have passed.
  • 2,413,411,200 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 1945.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,815,646,400 times.
  • Since May 1st, 1945, the earth has travelled approximately 1,245,320,179,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 402,235,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 207,553,363 steps. That's about 92,246 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,960,934 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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