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 J├╝rgen 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

  • Eve Graham [Beatson], Scottish pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  • 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? 78 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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