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)
  • Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil after being adrift 133 days
  • Japanese troops conquer Indin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
  • Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)