On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8; his 2nd of 4 wins in the event
  • Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jews refuse to surrender the Warsaw Ghetto to SS officer Jürgen Stroop, who then orders its destruction, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943 Highlights

About April 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries