On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1945

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

Person of interestAugust Wilson

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

Playwright August Wilson
August Wilson
1945 Highlights

About April 27, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus