On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
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