On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
  • US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini (Sicily)

Famous Birthdays

  • Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate, born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer ("Polk Salad Annie"), and songwriter ("Rainy Night In Georgia"), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Emanuel Querido, Dutch author and publisher (N.V. Em. Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij), murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
1943 Highlights

About July 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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