On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Livingston, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • Frederick Chiluba, 2nd President of Zambia (1991-2001), born in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrice Potter Webb, British sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobib√≥r extermination camp at 42
  • Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, dies at 82