On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp

Famous Birthdays

  • (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), born in Hampstead, North West London, England (d. 2005)
  • Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • Juan Carlos Masnik, Uruguayan soccer defender (26 caps; NY Skyliners, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Nacional, NY Cosmos), born in Soriano, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • Peter Straub, American award-winning fantasy and horror author, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rosa DeLauro, American politician (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1991-present), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Stephen Dickman, American composer and librettist (Tibetan Dreams; Rabbi Nathan's Prayer), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Yersin, Swiss French bacteriologist (discovered bubonic plague bacillus), dies at 79
1943 Highlights

About March 2, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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