On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded in Chicago
  • Detroit race riot kills 35
  • German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39