What Happened on July 28, 1943

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

  • Operation Gomorrah: RAF bombing over Hamburg causes a firestorm that kills 42,600 German civilians

Event of Interest

US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

1943 History

Famous Birthdays

Bill BradleyBill Bradley (79 years old)

American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA C'ship 1970, 73; NBA All-Star 1973; NY Knicks), and politician (Democratic US Senator 1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

  • Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
  • Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Richard Wright, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger, composer, and occasional vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Time"; "Echoes"; "The Art Of Conversation"), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
Born in 1943

About July 28, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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