On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Republic of Austria forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • US 5th army enters Genoa
  • World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication

Famous Birthdays

  • August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)