On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle
  • US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)