On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)

  • Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
  • US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregory Bowen, Welsh big band jazz and session trumpet player (James Bond films), born in Llangennech, South Wales
  • John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Heward, English composer, dies at 45
1943 Highlights

About May 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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