What Happened in 1943 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 633

  • 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.
  • Jun 4 Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron
  • 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
  • Jul 1 "Pay-as-you-go" - 1st withholding tax from paychecks
  • Jul 2 Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
  • Jul 2 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • Jul 2 Lt Charles Hall becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down a Nazi plane
  • Jul 3 Liberator bombers sinks U-628
  • Jul 5 Battle of Gulf of Kula
  • Jul 5 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • Jul 5 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
  • Jul 5 US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
  • Jul 6 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
  • Jul 6 US destroyer William D Porter [Willie Dee] launched
  • Jul 7 -10] Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java
  • Jul 7 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
  • Jul 7 Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk
  • Jul 7 Liberator bombers sinks U-517
  • Jul 7 German Submarine U-951 sunk by depth charges, off Cape St. Vincent in the North Atlantic
  • Jul 8 4th day of battle at Kursk: Gen Model uses last tank reserve
  • Jul 8 British air raid sinks U-232
  • Jul 8 Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (Dutch National Socialist Movement) leader Anton Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler
  • Jul 8 US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia
  • Jul 9 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • Jul 9 British air raid sinks U-435
  • Jul 10 6th day of battle at Kursk
  • Jul 10 US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
  • Jul 11 7th day of battle at Kursk

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Jul 11 Counter attack by Hermann Goering's Armoured division in Sicily

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Jul 11 US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily
  • Jul 11 US 82nd Airborne division shot at by "friendly fire" in Sicily
  • Jul 11 Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
  • Jul 12 Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
  • Jul 12 National Committee Freies Deutschland forms
  • Jul 12 Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
  • Jul 12 Russian offensive at Orel
  • Jul 12 WWII: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
  • Jul 13 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • Jul 13 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany
  • Jul 17 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
  • Jul 18 British assault on Catania Sicily
  • Jul 18 Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
  • Jul 19 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II

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Jul 20 US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

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Jul 22 US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Jul 23 Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
  • Jul 23 US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini
  • Jul 24 Operation Gomorrah begins - RAF begins bombing Hamburg (till 3rd August), creating firestorm and killing 42,600
  • Jul 25 1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer

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Jul 25 Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 25 Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
  • Jul 25 RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
  • Jul 26 120°F (49°C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Jul 26 Otto Skorzeny's commando group arrives in Rome
  • Jul 27 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
  • Jul 28 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
  • Jul 28 US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
  • Jul 28 World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians
  • Jul 29 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
  • Jul 29 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam

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Jul 30 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 854

  • May 8 Toni Tennille, female Beachboy (Capt & Tennille), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • May 9 Bruce Milner, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • May 9 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • May 10 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • May 10 David Clennon, American actor
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist
  • May 11 Arnie Satin, rocker (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 George Edwards, composer
  • May 11 Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)
  • May 11 Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • May 11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • May 12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • May 12 Linda Dano, actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 14 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • May 14 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • May 14 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • May 15 Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
  • May 16 Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • May 16 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • May 17 Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • May 18 James Reiher, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Tison Street, composer
  • May 20 Al Bano, Italian singer
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 21 Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • May 22 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • May 23 John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 24 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • May 24 James Levine, British conductor
  • May 25 John "Poli" Palmer, British rocker (Family), born in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • May 25 Leslie Uggams, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • May 25 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
  • May 25 Jessi Colter, American singer
  • May 26 Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • May 27 Bruce Weitz, Norwalk Ct, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)
  • May 27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • May 28 Dennis Riley, composer
  • May 28 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • May 28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • May 28 Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
  • May 28 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
  • May 29 Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
  • May 29 E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • May 29 Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, Theologian and Politician, (d. 2013)

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May 30 Gale Sayers, NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • May 31 Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  • May 31 Joe Namath, PA, NFL QB (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)
  • May 31 Sharon Gless, actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 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, actor (Dr Who, Swallows & Amazons)
  • 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, 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

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