On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle of Gulf of Kula
  • Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
  • US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario [1]

Famous Weddings

Betty Grable

Actress Betty Grable (26) weds big band leader Harry James (27)

Actress Betty Grable
Actress
Betty Grable
1943 Highlights

About July 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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