What Happened on April 29, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge are the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War
  • Ethiopia nationalizes all land

Victory in battleThe Fall of Saigon

Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.

Famous Birthdays

  • BĂ©res Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • John Macready, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam