On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1943

Historical Events

  • Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lt John F. Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sunderland seaplanes sink U-706 and U-106
  • Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Noordwolde, Netherlands
  • Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Max Wright, American character actor (Buffalo Bill; Alf; Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1943 Highlights

About August 2, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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