Historical Events on April 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler commits suicide along with his new wife Eva Braun in the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin as the Red Army captures the city

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
  • Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks
  • Record 48 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
  • Red Army occupies Demmin

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

  • Soviet Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • US troops attack the Elbe