On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1975

Historical Events

  • Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge are the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War
  • Ethiopia nationalizes all land

Victory in BattleThe Fall of Saigon

Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war

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South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon
South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon
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Famous Birthdays

  • BĂ©res Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • John Macready, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
1975 Highlights

About April 29, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus