On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1945

Historical Events

  • First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (Operation Manna)
  • German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
  • Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
  • US Army liberates 31,601 people from the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany
  • Venice & Mestre captured by the Allies

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Hopper, rocker (Soft Machine)
  • Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If)
  • Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Adolf Hitler (56) marries Eva Braun (33) in the F├╝hrerbunker, Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Deaths

  • Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
1945 Highlights

About April 29, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus