On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Chester Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Dennis Yost, American vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Wendy Richard, English actress (EastEnders), born in Middlesborough, England (d. 2009)
1943 Highlights

About July 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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