Monday 5 July 1943US date format: 7/5/1943, UK date format: 5/7/1943
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 5, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robbie Robertson and Gilles Ménage.
For Whom the Bell Tolls, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 July 1943 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Robbie Robertson: Canadian singer-songwriter guitarist producer and actor (The Band).
- Gilles Ménage
- Pierre Villepreux: French rugby player and member of the French rugby team 1999, Without a doubt, he is the best full back of the world; selected 21 times in international events.
- Claude Azéma: French Catholic priest, who has served as auxiliary bishop of Montpellier, Lodève, Béziers, Agde and Saint-Pons-de-Thomières since 2003.
- Jean-Pierre Dufau
- Michel Bon: French business executive, former CEO then Chairman of the supermarket group Carrefour.
- Curt Blefary: American baseball player and coach (d. 2001).
- Robert Sainte-Rose: French athlete who specialises in the men's high jump.
- Gilles Menage: French executive in a number of political posts, the head of district cabinets and state secretariats.
- Geraldo Rivera: Journalist.
- Mark Cox: English tennis player coach and sportscaster.
- US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
- Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
- Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
- World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
- Beginning of the Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village.
- An allied invasion fleet sails to Sicily.
- Conclusion of the National Bands Agreement in Greece.