On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1943

Historical Events

  • Transport #58 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Lobo [Roland Kent Lavoie], American pop singer-songwriter ("Me and You and a Dog Named Boo"; "A Big Red Kite"), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor (Jackie Chan Adventures), born in Sacramento, California
  • Stephanie Forrester, fictional character (The Bold and the Beautiful)
  • Susan Flannery, American actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar

Famous Deaths

  • Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), dies in POW camp in Italy at 38
1943 Highlights

About July 31, 1943

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

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