On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1945

Historical Events

  • British commandos attack Elbe & occupy Lauenburg
  • US 5th army reaches Swiss border

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • John Wolters, American drummer (Dr. Hook -"When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman"), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBenito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), shot by communist partisans at 61

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Claretta Petacci, Italian mistress of Mussolini, executed at 33
  • Hans Bloesch, Swiss author, dies at 67
  • Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist, dies at 52
1945 Highlights

About April 28, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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