What Happened in June 1943

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • Jun 1 Pirates Rip Sewell 1st throws his dew-drop (eephus) ball in a game
  • Jun 2 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)
  • Jun 2 German assault on Sebastopol, Crimea, begins
  • Jun 3 United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration forms
  • Jun 3 A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.

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Jun 4 Argentina taken over by General Rawson & Colonel Juan Perón

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Jun 4 St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
  • Jun 5 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 5 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • Jun 5 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong
  • Jun 9 "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized

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Jun 10 FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 10 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
  • Jun 11 British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)
  • Jun 11 Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland
  • Jun 12 Himmler orders the extermination of all Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland
  • Jun 15 Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms
  • Jun 16 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
  • Jun 17 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • Jun 18 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau
  • Jun 19 "Shiekh Of Araby" Spike Jones & City Slickers peaks at #19
  • Jun 19 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • Jun 19 Race riot in Beaumont Texas
  • Jun 20 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded in Chacago
  • Jun 20 Detroit race riot kills 35
  • Jun 20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jun 20 New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)
  • Jun 20 Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in 5,000m at national AAU track & field championship in NY
  • Jun 21 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead

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Jun 22 W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Jun 23 Dutch artsens protest against nazis

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Jun 23 RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • Jun 24 Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg
  • Jun 25 Crematorium 3 at Birkenau is finished
  • Jun 25 Racial unrest in Detroit
  • Jun 25 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands, orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
  • Jun 27 Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
  • Jun 27 Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)
  • Jun 29 Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystic Corporis (mystic body of Christ)
  • Jun 29 US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea
  • Jun 29 Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe

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Jun 30 Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • Jun 1 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 2 Charles Haid, actor (Andy Renko-Hill St Blues, Altered States), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 2 John Lilipaly, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 2 Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
  • Jun 2 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer

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Jun 3 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • Jun 3 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • Jun 3 Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • Jun 4 Sandra Haynie, LPGA golfer (1974 US Women's Open), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jun 4 Joyce Meyer, American religious leader
  • Jun 5 Ann Craft, researcher/writer
  • Jun 5 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • Jun 5 Matthew Lesko, American author
  • Jun 6 Asif Iqbal, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)
  • Jun 6 Ken Hatfield, former N.C.A.A. Football Head Coach
  • Jun 7 Ken Osmond, actor (Eddie Haskel-Leave it To Beaver)
  • Jun 7 Mel Levine, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jun 7 Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
  • Jun 8 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • Jun 8 J C A Barrett, Headmaster (Leys School-Cambridge)
  • Jun 8 Vicki Stangroome, campaigner
  • Jun 8 Willie Davenport, Troy Alabama, American bobsledder/hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 8 William Calley, American war criminal
  • Jun 9 Charles Saatchi, English magnate (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Jun 9 Joe Haldeman, US sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma
  • Jun 10 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 10 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)

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Jun 11 Henry Hill Jr., mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 11 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Jun 13 Edward Skorek, Poland, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jun 13 Malcolm McDowell, Leeds England, actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula)
  • Jun 14 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
  • Jun 14 Muff [Mervyn] Winwood, singer (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
  • Jun 14 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
  • Jun 14 Harold Wheeler, American composer
  • Jun 14 John Miles, British racing driver
  • Jun 15 Aron Kincaid, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Johnny Halliday, rocker
  • Jun 15 Xaviera Hollander, Dutch author
  • Jun 16 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 17 Christopher Brown, composer

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Jun 17 Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

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Jun 17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • Jun 17 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • Jun 18 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House, Mind Your Language)
  • Jun 18 Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer
  • Jun 20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • Jun 21 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • Jun 22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • Jun 23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 23 Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
  • Jun 24 Georg Stanford Brown, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 25 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, sculptor
  • Jun 25 Bill Moggridge [William], designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Jun 26 John Allen Strang, composer
  • Jun 26 John Beasley, American actor
  • Jun 27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
  • Jun 27 Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress
  • Jun 28 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Jun 28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jun 29 Roger Ruskin Spear, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

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Jun 29 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • Jun 30 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
  • Jun 1 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • Jun 4 Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
  • Jun 6 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian/US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50
  • Jun 13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • Jun 15 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • Jun 25 Spencer Charters, actor (Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 68
  • Jun 26 Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39