On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1943

Historical Events

  • German pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by the Gestapo

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Noël Coward's comic play "Present Laughter" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Duane Allen, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Taylortown, Texas

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 and composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • Sidney Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies fighting during WWII at 20
1943 Highlights

About April 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus