On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1943

Historical Events

  • British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis
  • Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched

Agricultural Scientist and Inventor George Washington Carver
Agricultural Scientist and Inventor
George Washington Carver
  • US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
  • US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • Peter Horak, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • Rick West [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
1943 Highlights

About May 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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