What Happened in August 1943

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • Aug 1 Race riot in Harlem NYC
  • Aug 1 Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 & U-383
  • Aug 2 Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka

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Aug 2 Lt John F. Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Aug 2 Sunderland seaplanes sinks U-706 & U-106
  • Aug 2 Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)

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Aug 3 Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Aug 3 Nazi occupiers attack city of Orel, leave it on fire

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Aug 4 British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Aug 4 Russian units reach suburbs of Orel
  • Aug 4 USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
  • Aug 5 Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter
  • Aug 5 Soviet forces reconquer Orel & Bjelgorod
  • Aug 5 World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky.
  • Aug 6 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
  • Aug 7 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
  • Aug 8 Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • Aug 8 US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily
  • Aug 8 Vegetables & fruit rationed in Holland
  • Aug 9 Bertolt Brecht's play "Life of Galileo" premieres in Zurich
  • Aug 10 Dutch submarine attacks Hertenbeest Island, NW Bali
  • Aug 10 US General George Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

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Aug 10 Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 11 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
  • Aug 11 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
  • Aug 11 US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily
  • Aug 12 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
  • Aug 13 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
  • Aug 14 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
  • Aug 14 1st allied air raid on Borneo
  • Aug 14 US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina
  • Aug 15 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
  • Aug 16 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
  • Aug 16 Bulgarian Tsar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 17 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde (development base for the V weapons)
  • Aug 17 Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
  • Aug 17 US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during attack on Schweinfurt and Regensburg
  • Aug 18 Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants
  • Aug 18 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz
  • Aug 18 Otto Skorzeny's Heinkel-111 shot down at Sardinia
  • Aug 19 Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle
  • Aug 19 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen
  • Aug 21 Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • Aug 21 Japan leaves Aleutian Islands
  • Aug 22 Soviet troops free Karkov
  • Aug 23 Red army recaptures Charkow
  • Aug 24 Philadelphia A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • Aug 25 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
  • Aug 25 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • Aug 25 Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
  • Aug 25 Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
  • Aug 25 US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
  • Aug 28 Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers

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Aug 28 Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • Aug 31 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • Aug 31 Japanese occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 1 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Aug 2 Max Wright, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
  • Aug 2 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
  • Aug 2 Max Wright, American actor
  • Aug 4 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Michael J McCulley, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 4 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 4 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
  • Aug 5 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • Aug 6 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • Aug 6 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 7 Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 7 Giorgio Alverà, Italy, bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 9 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • Aug 10 Veronica Bennett, rocker
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
  • Aug 11 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Aug 11 Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 13 Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • Aug 13 Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
  • Aug 13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • Aug 14 Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
  • Aug 14 Keith Hampson, British politician (C), arrested, not charged for sexual assault, born in
  • Aug 15 Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)
  • Aug 15 Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
  • Aug 15 María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, composer
  • Aug 17 Koos Postema, editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk)/Dutch TV host

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Aug 17 Robert De Niro, actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 17 Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 18 Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 18 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
  • Aug 19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 20 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor
  • Aug 21 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
  • Aug 22 Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 22 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
  • Aug 23 Bobby Diamond, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
  • Aug 23 Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
  • Aug 23 Nelson DeMille, American novelist
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
  • Aug 24 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
  • Aug 26 Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Aug 27 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • Aug 27 [Susan] Tuesday Weld, actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
  • Aug 28 David Soul, [Solberg] actor (Starsky & Hutch), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
  • Aug 28 Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • Aug 29 Mohamed Amin, cameraman
  • Aug 29 Richard Halligan, Troy NY, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • Aug 30 David Henry Maslanka, composer
  • Aug 30 Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France

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Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Robert Crumb
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist Ruth Bell (23) in Monreat, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
Billy Graham

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • Aug 6 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • Aug 7 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 10 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Aug 18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • Aug 18 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
  • Aug 21 Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • Aug 23 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • Aug 24 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 27 Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • Aug 28 Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies
  • Aug 30 A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58