What Happened on April 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991-2001)
  • Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobib√≥r extermination camp at 42
  • Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)