May 8th, 1945.

May 8th, 1945, was a Tuesday. It was day 128 of 1945. The decade was the 1940s.

76 years, 1 months and 4 days have passed since May 8th, 1945.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 8th, 1945?

  • World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.

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 8th, 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, 1 months and 4 days have passed since May 8th, 1945.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1945.
  • Leap Year: 1945 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 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 8th, 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.
  • May 1st, 1945: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels commits suicide with his family.
  • May 1st, 1945: The death of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is officially announced.
  • This date: May 8th, 1945

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 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 8th, 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 8th, 1951 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of May.

  • May 8th, 1884: Harry S. Truman (US President) turned 61 on this day in 1945.
  • May 8th, 1926: David Attenborough (British broadcaster) turned 19 on this day in 1945.
  • May 8th, 1932: Sonny Liston (Boxer) turned 13 on this day in 1945.
  • May 8th, 1975: Enrique Iglesias (Singer) was born exactly 30 years after this date.
  • May 8th, 1996: 6ix9ine (Rapper) was born exactly 51 years after this date.


National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May.

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1945.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1945.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1945.

  • A total of 27,794 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,970 weeks have passed.
  • 2,401,401,600 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1945.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,801,635,200 times.
  • Since May 8th, 1945, the earth has travelled approximately 1,239,123,225,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 400,233,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 206,520,538 steps. That's about 91,787 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,816,819 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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