On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1943

Historical Events

  • Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystic Corporis (mystic body of Christ)

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestLittle Eva

Little Eva [Boyd], American pop singer ("The Loco-motion"; "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby"), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

1943 Highlights

About June 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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