Monday 5 April 1943
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Tauran and Skip Thoren.
Edge of Darkness, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Jean-Louis Tauran: French ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Cardinal named in June 2007 as the Vatican's new coordinator of interreligious dialogue effective September 1, 2007.
- Skip Thoren
- Max Gail in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People).
- Max Gail: American actor and director.
- Ales Hrdlicka: Czech anthropologist (Born 1869).
- Allies bomb Mortsel
- Japanese troops conquer Indin
- Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days.
- World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
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