May 1, 1943 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
  • Food rationing begins in the United States during World War II
  • German plane sinks the British ship SS Erinpura in the Mediterranean with the loss of 799 lives
  • German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
  • SS General Hanns Albin Rauter announces that all Jews will be 'removed' from the occupied Netherlands

Deaths in History

  • Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, dies at 71