On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American TV chef (Chef Tell), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
1943 Highlights

About November 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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