On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis
  • Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
  • Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
  • US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
  • US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Taylor White, English rocker, born in Barnet, Hertfordshire
  • 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