April 30, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Deaths in History

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