On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1943

Historical Events

  • 4th day of battle at Kursk: General Model uses last tank reserve
  • British air raid sinks U-232

Meeting of Interest

Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (Dutch National Socialist Movement) leader Anton Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler

  • US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman, dies at 69
  • Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
  • Jean Moulin, French hero of the Résistance during World War II, executed at 44
1943 Highlights

About July 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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