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, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, TS 51no, 34 wickets; NSW CA), dies at 85
1943 Highlights

About August 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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