On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1943

Historical Events

  • British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II
  • British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South Tunisia
  • Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Conroy, trade unionist
  • Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

US Marine Corps aviator and astronaut John Glenn (21) weds high school sweetheart Anna Margaret Castor

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn

1943 Highlights

About April 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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