On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • Race riot in Harlem, NYC
  • Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 & U-383

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London

Famous Deaths

  • Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68