On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • Belgian church excommunicates Nazi collaborator Léon Degrelle
  • US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy J. Kramer, British pop rock vocalist (The Dakotas - "Bad To Me"), born in Bootle, Lancashire, England
  • Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
1943 Highlights

About August 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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