On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots

  • Dutch submarine attacks Hertenbeest Island, NW Bali

Historic Event

US General George S. Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"


Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Griffin, American pop singer, guitarist and songwriter, (Bread), and Academy Award winner ("For All We Know"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American pop singer (The Ronettes -"Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • Shafqat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (5 Tests, top score 95), born in Simla, British Punjab

Famous Deaths

  • C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
1943 Highlights

About August 10, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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