On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter
  • Soviet forces reconquer Orel and Bjelgorod
  • World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky

Famous Birthdays

  • Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55