On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1943

Historical Events

  • US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
1943 Highlights

About August 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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