What Happened in 1943 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 633

  • Apr 10 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
  • Apr 10 General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
  • Apr 11 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
  • Apr 12 Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • Apr 13 Catholic University Nijegen closes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Apr 13 Nazis discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Apr 14 James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 14 A JN-25 decrypt by American intelligence detailing a forthcoming visit by Marshal Admiral Yamamoto to Balalae Island results in his plane shot down 4 days later
  • Apr 15 Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
  • Apr 16 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • Apr 16 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
  • Apr 17 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
  • Apr 17 SS-Gruppenführer (Lt Gen) Jurgen Stoop arrives in Warsaw
  • Apr 19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • Apr 19 SS-lt-gen Jurgen Stoop leads destruction of ghetto of Warsaw
  • Apr 19 Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • Apr 20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • Apr 22 German counter attack in North-Tunisia
  • Apr 22 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
  • Apr 23 British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
  • Apr 25 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • Apr 27 Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters, leaders of the illegal CPN party in Holland, arrested
  • Apr 27 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
  • Apr 28 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
  • Apr 28 German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa
  • Apr 28 US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
  • Apr 29 Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
  • Apr 29 Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • Apr 29 US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
  • Apr 30 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • Apr 30 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • Apr 30 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London
  • May 1 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
  • May 1 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
  • May 1 Food rationing begins in US
  • May 1 German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
  • May 1 German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
  • May 1 Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
  • May 2 German troops vacate Jefna, Tunisia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)

  • May 3 Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
  • May 3 US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
  • May 4 NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier
  • May 5 Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System
  • May 6 British 1st army opens assault on Tunis
  • May 7 British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis
  • May 7 Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
  • May 7 Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
  • May 7 US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
  • May 7 US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia
  • May 8 68th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
  • May 8 Admiral Cunningham of British fleet: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
  • May 9 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
  • May 9 Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • May 11 US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
  • May 12 Axis forces in North Africa surrender

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • May 12 German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
  • May 13 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
  • May 13 German occupiers confiscate all radios
  • May 14 Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
  • May 15 Halifax bombers sinks U-463
  • May 15 Warsaw ghetto uprising ends in its destruction

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • May 16 Operation Chastise: No. 617 Squadron RAF begins the famous Dambusters Raid, bombing the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley with bouncing bombs
  • May 16 German troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw
  • May 16 Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
  • May 17 The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer).
  • May 17 World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
  • May 18 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria, an Italian island 100 km southwest of Sicily
  • May 19 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)
  • May 19 Churchill pledges Britain's full support to US against Japan
  • May 20 French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia
  • May 21 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
  • May 22 1st jet fighter is tested
  • May 22 RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
  • May 22 Stalin disbands Komintern
  • May 23 -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • May 24 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
  • May 25 Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
  • May 25 Trident conference in Washington, D.C. (operation plan '43 against Japan)
  • May 26 Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US
  • May 26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • May 26 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
  • May 27 French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
  • May 27 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry
  • May 28 British miliitary reaches Tito
  • May 29 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
  • May 29 Meat & cheese rationed in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • May 30 US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians
  • May 31 "Archie" comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
  • May 31 Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters
  • Jun 1 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 854

  • Mar 22 Keith Relf, England, rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance)
  • Mar 23 Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
  • Mar 23 Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
  • Mar 23 Lee May, former Major League Baseball player
  • Mar 23 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
  • Mar 24 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • Mar 24 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)
  • Mar 25 Pavel Lednev, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Mar 25 Ronald Jeffers, composer
  • Mar 26 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • Mar 27 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Mar 27 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Conchata Ferrell, Charleston WV, actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law)
  • Mar 28 Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck)
  • Mar 28 Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)
  • Mar 29 Eric Idle, England, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
  • Mar 29 John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)
  • Mar 29 Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
  • Mar 30 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
  • Mar 30 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Mar 30 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Christopher Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 2 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • Apr 2 Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Apr 3 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, writer/actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy)
  • Apr 3 Mario Lavista, Mexican composer
  • Apr 3 Doreen Tracey, English-born Mouseketeer
  • Apr 4 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • Apr 5 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
  • Apr 5 Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 6 Harry Conroy, trade unionist
  • Apr 6 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • Apr 6 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • Apr 6 Susan Tolsky, actress (Madame's Place, Here Comes the Brides), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 7 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • Apr 7 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • Apr 7 Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, California, actress/singer (Virginian)
  • Apr 7 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • Apr 8 J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 8 Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
  • Apr 8 Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
  • Apr 8 Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
  • Apr 8 William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
  • Apr 8 James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 9 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Apr 11 E J Dommering, Dutch lawyer
  • Apr 11 John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman
  • Apr 11 Elmer R Wilsoe, Island mayor (Curacao)
  • Apr 12 Charles Ludlam, playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 13 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • Apr 13 Billy Kidd, American skier
  • Apr 14 Clarice Elaine Gaylord, director of research grants (EPA)
  • Apr 14 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Apr 15 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz
  • Apr 16 Dave Peverett, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England
  • Apr 16 Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)
  • Apr 16 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • Apr 16 Ruth Madoc, actress (Hi Di Hi)
  • Apr 17 Roy Estrada, rocker (Morthers Of Invention)
  • Apr 19 Mike Kelly, rocker (Duprees)
  • Apr 20 Edie Sedgwick, actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • Apr 20 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)
  • Apr 20 Michael Greer, Galesburg Ill, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)
  • Apr 20 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
  • Apr 22 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
  • Apr 22 Steve Dunne, cricketer (NZ Test umpire on international panel)
  • Apr 22 Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 23 Carmen von Thyssen, Barcelona Spain, Baroness
  • Apr 23 Herve Villechaize, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • Apr 23 Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)
  • Apr 23 Tony Esposito, Ontario, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Apr 23 [Gerardus] Bob van Toll, actor/interpreter/director (Pastorale 1943)
  • Apr 24 Richard Sterban, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Apr 26 Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Apr 26 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • Apr 27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • Apr 27 Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)
  • Apr 28 Fantastic Johnny C[orley], US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)
  • Apr 28 John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)
  • Apr 28 Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • Apr 29 Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • Apr 30 Bobby Vee, Fargo ND, (Devil or Angel, Night has a Thousand Eyes)
  • Apr 30 Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )
  • Apr 30 Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991-2001)
  • May 1 Joy Harmon, actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 3 John Costello, historian
  • May 4 Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
  • May 4 Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
  • May 4 Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • May 5 Raphael, Spanish singer
  • May 6 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Christopher Taylor White, rocker
  • May 7 Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
  • May 7 Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 8 Paul Samwell-Smith, Richmond, Surrey, English bassist (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)

Famous Weddings

  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Divorces

  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 233 of 233

  • Oct 27 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 27 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55
  • Oct 31 Max Reinhardt, Austrian stage manager (Turandot), dies
  • Oct 31 Max Reinhardt, German film director (b. 1873)
  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Dwight Frye, actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • Dec 1 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  • Dec 2 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • Dec 4 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46
  • Dec 6 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Dec 6 Hermann Lohr, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 7 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Dec 23 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
  • Dec 25 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 28 Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Dec 29 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75
  • Dec 30 Hobart Bosworth, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76