On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), dies of kidney failure at 28
1943 Highlights

About August 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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