On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1943

Historical Events

USAZoot Suit Riots

A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots

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A man in a zoot suit is inspected after being arrested by the LAPD in 1943
A man in a zoot suit is inspected after being arrested by the LAPD in 1943
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  • United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration forms

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBilly Cunningham

Billy Cunningham, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach (NBA champion player & coach Philadelphia 76ers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • Mike Dennis [Freda], American pop-rock vocalist (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; "You Can't Sit Down"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
1943 Highlights

About June 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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