What Happened on August 2, 1943

Historical Events

  • Armed revolt by 800 prisoners at Treblinka Extermination Camp: crematorium destroyed; 200 escape the compound, but only 100 survive

Event of Interest

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

  • Sunderland seaplanes sink U-706 and U-106
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Noordwolde, Netherlands
  • Kathy Lennon, American pop 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
Born in 1943

About August 2, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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