On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

  • Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)

Famous Birthdays

  • Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • Gloria Gaynor [Fowles], American disco singer ("I Will Survive"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer, born in KlaipÄ—da, Lithuania

Famous Weddings

Orson Welles

"Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

1943 Highlights

About September 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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