On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
  • Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

Person of interestIan Kershaw

Ian Kershaw, English historian (wrote seminal biographies of Adolf Hitler), born in Oldham, England

Historian Ian Kershaw
Ian Kershaw

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20