What Happened on July 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday

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-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Weddings

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