June 1943 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 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 German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 John Lilipaly, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 2 Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
  • Jun 3 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • Jun 4 Joyce Meyer, American religious leader
  • Jun 5 Ann Craft, researcher/writer
  • Jun 5 Matthew Lesko, American author
  • Jun 6 Ken Hatfield, former N.C.A.A. Football Head Coach
  • Jun 7 Mel Levine, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jun 7 Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
  • Jun 8 J C A Barrett, Headmaster (Leys School-Cambridge)
  • Jun 8 Vicki Stangroome, campaigner
  • 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 14 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
  • Jun 14 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
  • Jun 15 Xaviera Hollander, Dutch author
  • Jun 17 Newt[on] L Gingrich, politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99), Speaker of House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 17 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • Jun 22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • Jun 23 Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
  • Jun 25 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, sculptor
  • Jun 25 Bill Moggridge [William], designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 28 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Jun 28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • Jun 6 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian/US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39