On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1943

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler fails

  • Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.

Famous Birthdays

  • (Victor) "Vivian" Stanshall, British singer and comic songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "I'm The Urban Spaceman"; Magical Mystery Tour), born in Shillingford, England (d. 1995)
  • Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman, 1995-2015), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2021)
  • Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor
1943 Highlights

About March 21, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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