What happened this day in history May 23, 1945

What are the important events that happened on May 23, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 23, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 23, 1945 is the 143rd day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 10, 1945 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $255.73. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 23, 1945 Historical Events

  • 1945
    World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Flensburg government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.

Who were born on May 23, 1945?

  • 1945
    Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)

Who died on May 23, 1945?

  • 1945
    Heinrich Himmler, Nazi official (b. 1900)

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