What Happened on April 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
  • Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks
  • Record 48 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
  • Red Army occupies Demmin

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

  • Soviet Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • US troops attack the Elbe

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)
  • Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr (51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Mike Beacon, rocker (Ox)
  • Mimi Farina, rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Eva Braun, German mistress/wife of Hitler, commits suicide at 33