On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • German tanks under Generalmajor Karl Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate

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? 78 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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