What Happened on August 3, 1943

Historical Events

Event of Interest

General George S. Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice

  • Nazi occupiers attack city of Orel, leave it on fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Masato Sagawa, Japanese engineer (invented world's strongest magnet - Nd-Fe-B), born in Tokushima, Japan
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), dies of kidney failure at 28

About August 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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