On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1943

Historical Events

  • Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
  • Lieutenant Charles Hall becomes 1st African American pilot to shoot down a Nazi plane

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Yale, American educator who revolutionized the teaching of hearing-impaired students, dies at 84
1943 Highlights

About July 2, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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