April 30, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

  • Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)
  • Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr (51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Mike Beacon, rocker (Ox)
  • Mimi Farina, rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Eva Braun, German mistress/wife of Hitler, commits suicide at 33