On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • David Henry Maslanka, American composer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb

Famous Deaths

  • A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary in Brazil, dies at 52
1943 Highlights

About August 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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