What Happened on August 13, 1943

Historical Events

  • Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk from the German army in Kaluga Oblast, Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • Susan Jameson, English actress (Secret World of Polly Flint), born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England
  • Walter Villa, Italian motorcycle road racer (250cc world champion 1974, 75, 76; 350cc 1976; Harley-Davidson), born in Castelnuovo Rangone (d. 2002)
  • Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Omsk, Russia
Born in 1943

Famous Weddings

Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist and Christian author Ruth Bell (23) in Montreat, North Carolina

1943 Highlights

About August 13, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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