On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1943

Historical Events

  • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Noël Coward's play "This Happy Breed" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Livingston, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer ("Devil Or Angel"; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), 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 Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, dies at 82
1943 Highlights

About April 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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