What Happened on July 8, 1943

Historical Events

  • 4th day of Battle of Kursk, USSR: Operation Citadel - Nazi 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
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman, dies at 69
  • Harry Oakes, Canadian-British prominent businessman in Bahamas, murdered under mysterious circumstances at 68
  • Jean Moulin, French hero of the Résistance during World War II, executed at 44

About July 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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