What Happened on April 29, 1943

Historical Events

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

Theater Premiere

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

  • US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

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

Ian KershawIan Kershaw (79 years old)

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


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? 79 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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