What Happened on May 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis
  • Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
  • Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
  • US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
  • US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Taylor White, rocker
  • Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
  • Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)