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, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Bombay), born in Mumbai, India
  • John Wolters, American drummer (Dr. Hook -"When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman"), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (d. 1997)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini (1883-1945)

Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), shot by communist partisans at 61

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

About April 28, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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