What Happened on April 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Allies bomb Mortsel, Belgium's worse lose of life during WWII (936 civilians)

World RecordPoon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat
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  • Japanese troops conquer Indin

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), dies at 74