On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
  • RAF bombs Essen Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Backus, American boxer
  • Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)