On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1943

Historical Events

  • Allied armed forces conquer Salerno, Italy
  • Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island / Rapa Nui
  • US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead; Planet Drum), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Paul Riser, American session trombonist and musical arranger (Motown's "Funk Brothers"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)
1943 Highlights

About September 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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