Historical Events on May 1st, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
  • 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
  • Food rationing begins in US
  • German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
  • German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
  • Rauter signs unofficial death sentence