What Happened on February 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • German tanks under Major General Karl Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Homer Hickam, American author (Rocket Boys) and retired NASA engineer, born in Coalwood, West Virgina
  • Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Tim Hunt, British biochemist, (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for discovery of protein molecules), born in Neston, England
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), dies from a heart attack at 55
1943 Highlights

About February 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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