On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1943

Historical Events

  • Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • Japan leaves Aleutian Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor (Blast from the Past, Frank's Place), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
1943 Highlights

About August 21, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

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