On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • Cees Veerman, Dutch pop guitarist and singer (Cats - "Sure He's a Cat"), born in Volendam, Holland (d. 2014)
  • Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Udo Zimmermann, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
1943 Highlights

About October 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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