On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Soviet units reach suburbs of Orel
  • USAAF bombs Germans in Troina

Famous Birthdays

  • Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway
  • David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Michael J. McCulley, American naval officer, aviator and astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • Milan Máčala, Czech football coach, born in Biskupice, Czech Republic
  • Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (Katie-My Three Sons), born in Hollywood, California
1943 Highlights

About August 4, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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