- 1945 - World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
- 1960 - US legalizes the birth control pill (first country).
- 1978 - Aldo Moro (Age: 61, Five times PM of Italy) was assassinated.
- 2005 - The Huffington Post is launched.
- 2012 - USA: Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage.