On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)

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, mistress of Mussolini, executed
  • Hans Bloesch, writer, dies
  • Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892)