Historical Events in 1943 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 631

  • Aug 1 Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • Aug 1 Race riot in Harlem NYC
  • Aug 1 Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 & U-383
  • Aug 2 Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka

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Aug 2 Lt John F. Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Aug 2 Sunderland seaplanes sinks U-706 & U-106
  • Aug 2 Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)

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Aug 3 Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Aug 3 Nazi occupiers attack city of Orel, leave it on fire

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Aug 4 British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Aug 4 Soviet units reach suburbs of Orel
  • Aug 4 USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
  • Aug 5 Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter
  • Aug 5 Soviet forces reconquer Orel & Bjelgorod
  • Aug 5 World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky.
  • Aug 6 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
  • Aug 7 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
  • Aug 8 Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • Aug 8 US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily
  • Aug 8 Vegetables & fruit rationed in Holland
  • Aug 9 Bertolt Brecht's play "Life of Galileo" premieres in Zurich
  • Aug 10 Dutch submarine attacks Hertenbeest Island, NW Bali
  • Aug 10 US General George Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

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Aug 10 Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 11 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
  • Aug 11 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
  • Aug 11 US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily
  • Aug 12 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
  • Aug 13 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
  • Aug 14 -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
  • Aug 14 1st allied air raid on Borneo
  • Aug 14 US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina
  • Aug 15 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
  • Aug 16 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
  • Aug 16 Bulgarian Tsar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 17 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde (development base for the V weapons)
  • Aug 17 Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
  • Aug 17 US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during attack on Schweinfurt and Regensburg
  • Aug 18 Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants
  • Aug 18 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz
  • Aug 18 Otto Skorzeny's Heinkel-111 shot down at Sardinia
  • Aug 19 Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle
  • Aug 19 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen
  • Aug 21 Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • Aug 21 Japan leaves Aleutian Islands
  • Aug 22 Soviet troops free Karkov
  • Aug 23 Red army recaptures Charkow
  • Aug 24 Philadelphia A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • Aug 25 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
  • Aug 25 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
  • Aug 25 Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
  • Aug 25 Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
  • Aug 25 US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
  • Aug 28 Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers

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Aug 28 Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • Aug 31 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • Aug 31 Japanese occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo

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Sep 1 Chiang Kai-shek again becomes Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Sep 3 British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)
  • Sep 3 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
  • Sep 4 British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
  • Sep 5 US airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea
  • Sep 6 "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79
  • Sep 6 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • Sep 6 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • Sep 6 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Sep 7 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Sep 7 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)
  • Sep 8 Italy surrenders to Allies in WWII
  • Sep 8 Lt-Gen Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily
  • Sep 8 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • Sep 9 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • Sep 9 Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to Marrakech/Prestwick
  • Sep 9 Red Army occupies Bachmatsj
  • Sep 9 US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
  • Sep 10 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • Sep 10 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • Sep 10 Italian fleet anchors at Malta
  • Sep 10 Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
  • Sep 11 Allied armed forces conquer Salerno, Italy
  • Sep 11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • Sep 11 Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
  • Sep 11 US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
  • Sep 12 Free French lands on Corsica
  • Sep 12 Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso
  • Sep 13 German counter attack at Salerno
  • Sep 13 The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch pennant #14
  • Sep 15 Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
  • Sep 15 Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens
  • Sep 15 Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens
  • Sep 16 Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
  • Sep 16 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
  • Sep 17 Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • Sep 17 World War II: Soviet city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • Sep 18 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 18 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
  • Sep 19 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
  • Sep 19 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
  • Sep 20 Liberator bomber sinks U-338
  • Sep 21 Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
  • Sep 21 Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
  • Sep 21 Soviet 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
  • Sep 21 Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
  • Sep 22 British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz
  • Sep 22 Destroyer HMS Itchen torpedoed & sinks
  • Sep 22 Destroyer HMS Keppel sinks U-229
  • Sep 24 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
  • Sep 25 Soviet troops liberate Smolensk
  • Sep 27 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
  • Sep 27 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
  • Sep 29 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel

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Sep 29 Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • Sep 29 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
  • Sep 30 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
  • Oct 1 Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
  • Oct 1 Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow
  • Oct 1 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • Oct 1 1st King's Dragoon Guards (Royal Amoured Corps) liberates suburbs of Naples
  • Oct 2 Japanese troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
  • Oct 2 Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 & 7-6
  • Oct 3 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
  • Oct 3 Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
  • Oct 4 Corsica freed by Free French
  • Oct 4 German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
  • Oct 5 US air raid on Wake, Japanese execute 98 US prisoners in retaliation
  • Oct 6 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

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Oct 6 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Oct 7 Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Great Britain establishes bases on Azores
  • Oct 10 US bombers accidentally strike Enschede, Netherlands, causing 151 deaths
  • Oct 11 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • Oct 12 US bombs Rabaul, New Britain
  • Oct 13 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • Oct 14 600 Jews escape during an uprising at the Nazi concentration Camp in Sobibor, Poland
  • Oct 14 Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel)
  • Oct 14 US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt
  • Oct 16 Anti Jewish riot in Rome
  • Oct 16 Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
  • Oct 16 Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
  • Oct 16 US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol
  • Oct 17 Liberators sink U-540 & U-631
  • Oct 17 Burma railway completed, built by allied POWS and Asian labourers for the Japanese army
  • Oct 18 US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island
  • Oct 19 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
  • Oct 19 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • Oct 19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • Oct 19 Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University
  • Oct 23 First Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau
  • Oct 24 Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
  • Oct 25 Burma railroad completed & opens
  • Oct 26 World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
  • Oct 28 German submarine U-220 sunk by US aircraft in the Atlantic
  • Oct 29 Three allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3
  • Oct 30 Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
  • Oct 30 Soviet forces under Fyodor Ivanovich Tolbukhin commenced offensive on the 4th Ukranian Front

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Oct 31 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Oct 31 World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
  • Nov 1 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
  • Nov 1 US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
  • Nov 2 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • Nov 3 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Nov 3 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland
  • Nov 5 Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source
  • Nov 6 Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula
  • Nov 6 Soviet forces reconquer Kiev

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Nov 6 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 7 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • Nov 8 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate

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Nov 11 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 11 US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • Nov 12 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
  • Nov 14 Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)
  • Nov 14 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • Nov 16 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • Nov 18 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • Nov 18 444 British bombers attack Berlin
  • Nov 18 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 19 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island
  • Nov 21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany

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Nov 22 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Nov 22 France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
  • Nov 22 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
  • Nov 22 US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
  • Nov 23 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • Nov 23 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
  • Nov 23 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
  • Nov 23 Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • Nov 25 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 27 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
  • Nov 27 Conference of Tehran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)
  • Nov 28 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • Nov 29 Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Nov 29 U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 29 US aircraft carrier Hornet launched
  • Dec 1 FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)