On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1943

Historical Events

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by Nazis

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
Historian
Ian Kershaw

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
1943 Highlights

About April 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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