May 8th, 1945

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

75 years, 4 months and 13 days have passed since May 8th, 1945.


On This Date

Events that occurred 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 throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 8th, 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:

  • 75 years, 4 months and 13 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 75 years of age.
  • 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: German dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 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 May 8th, 1945.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 27,530 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,378,592,000 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1945.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,775,024,000 times.
  • Since May 8th, 1945, earth has travelled approximately 1,227,353,472,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 396,432,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 204,558,912 steps. That's about 90,915 miles!
  • Since this date, 28,543,104 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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