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 (d. 2022)

Famous Weddings

John Glenn

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Collins, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (World Series 1903 Boston Americans; NL HR leader 1898 Boston Beaneaters) and manager (Boston Americans 1901–06), dies at 73
1943 Highlights

About April 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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