What Happened on March 3, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • Bethnal Green Tube disaster: 173 die in a stampede sheltering in an air raid, UK's greatest loss of civilian life in WWII (details censored till January 20 1945)
  • F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • George Thompson, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC, Auckland CA), dies at 65
  • George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
1943 Highlights

About March 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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