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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

But much more happened on May 1943: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1943?


Events

  • 01 May 1943 Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
  • 02 May 1943 German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia.
  • 03 May 1943 Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
  • 05 May 1943 Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System.
  • 06 May 1943 British 1st Army opens assault on Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 07 May 1943 British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia
  • 08 May 1943 Adm Cunningham of British fleet: Sink, burn & destroy
  • 09 May 1943 5th German Panser army surrenders in Tunisia.
  • 11 May 1943 US 7th division lands on Attu, Aleutian, (first US territory recaptured).
  • 12 May 1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrender
  • 13 May 1943 German occupiers confiscate all radios
  • 14 May 1943 A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.
  • 15 May 1943 Halifax bombers sinks U-463
  • 16 May 1943 Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
  • 17 May 1943 The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
  • 18 May 1943 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 19 May 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledges England's full support to US against Japan.
  • 20 May 1943 French, British and US victory parade in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 22 May 1943 Stalin disbands Komintern.
  • 23 May 1943 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus
  • 24 May 1943 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
  • 25 May 1943 Riot at Mobile Alabama shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers.
  • 26 May 1943 Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
  • 27 May 1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry.
  • 28 May 1943 British militia reaches Tito.
  • 29 May 1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
  • 30 May 1943 French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • 31 May 1943 "Archie" comic strip first broadcast on radio.

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Movies

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen