On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1943

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)
1943 Highlights

About March 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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