On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
  • F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)

Famous Deaths

  • George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies