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 screenwriter, film director The First Wives Club; Blast from the Past), and TV series creator (WKRP in Cincinnati; Frank's Place), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • (Abraham) A. Merritt, American magazine editor and sci-fi author (The Moon Pool; Burn, Witch, Burn!), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 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? 79 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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