Saturday July 10, 1943

US date format: 7/10/1943, UK date format: 10/7/1943

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 10, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Arthur Ashe and Gavin Strang. For Whom the Bell Tolls, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the important events of July 10, 1943?


  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed


  • US and Britain invade Sicily in WWII (Operation Husky)
  • (0245 hours) Operation Husky begins, with an Allied invasion of Sicily. Four British divisions of the British 8th Army under General Sir Bernard Montgomery land on a 40-mile stretch on the southeast corner around Syracuse and Cape Passero. Four American divisions of the United States 7th Army under Lieutenant-General George Patton land on a 40-mile front to the west, around Scaglitti, Gela, and Licata.
  • World War II: The launching of Operation Husky begins the Italian Campaign.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova

Country: United States of America

The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

Directed by: Edward H. Griffith

Starring: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, Virginia Weidler, Tommy Dix

Background to Danger

Background to Danger

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

The Constant Nymph

The Constant Nymph

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith

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