On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1943

Historical Events

  • German assault moves to Beja, North Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect, born in Temse, Belgium
  • Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Eicke, German Nazi official who developed the concentration camps, killed at 50 when his plane shot down
1943 Highlights

About February 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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