8th of May, 1945

The 8th of May, 1945, fell on a Tuesday. Day 128 of 1945. Decade: 1940s.

74 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1945.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of May, 1945:

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


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of May, 1945.

  • World War II

    During this period of time (01 Sep 1939 to 02 Sep 1945), the Second World War was raging on.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 74 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1945.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1945.
  • Leap Year: 1945 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1945, will be 74 years of age.
  • People born in 1945 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 1945:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1945, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1945 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 1945 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

1945 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1945.

"Looney Tunes"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Holidays

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

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1945 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 1944. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1945 is the 15th of February, 1946. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1971: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after they defeat Liverpool 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2005: Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa dies in Vancouver, Canada after being punched by an irate fan.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2012: Jermaine Paul wins the second season of The Voice.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.
  • 8th of May, 2015: UK politics: Ed Miliband steps down as leader of the Labour Party.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 27,317 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,360,192,400 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1945.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,753,557,800 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1945, earth has travelled approximately 1,217,859,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 393,365,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 202,976,546 steps. That's about 90,212 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,322,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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