On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarters
  • 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
1943 Highlights

About August 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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