What Happened on April 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • Jews refuse to surrender the Warsaw Ghetto to SS officer J├╝rgen Stroop, who then orders its destruction, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Kelly, rocker (Duprees)

Famous Deaths

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