Events in year of 1943

  • 01-01Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 01-01Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 01-031st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 01-03Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 01-04Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
  • 01-05Teams agrees to start season later due to WWII
  • 01-05William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • 01-09Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars
  • 01-10Russian offensive against German 6th / 4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 01-11US and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 01-12Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
  • 01-13British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
  • 01-13Hitler declares "Total War"
  • 01-13Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 01-13US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal
  • 01-14Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 01-14FDR andWinston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WWII
  • 01-14Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
  • 01-151,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • 01-151st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 01-161st US air raid on Ambon
  • 01-16German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
  • 01-16Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • 01-17Tin Can Drive Day
  • 01-18Jews in Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
  • 01-18Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • 01-18Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • 01-18US rations bread and metal
  • 01-19Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • 01-20Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian and Croatian

People born in year of 1943

  • 01-04Tom Wilkinson: CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 01-05Eusebio de Silva Ferreira: Mozamb / Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)
  • 01-05Ferreira da Silva Eusebio: Brazilan International soccer player
  • 01-06Osvaldo Soriano: Writer
  • 01-06Paul James Nunn: Mountaineer
  • 01-06Terry Venables: British soccer player / manager
  • 01-07Jim Lefebvre: Hawthorne, California -- Baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-07Leona Williams: Singer / songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 01-07Nicholas Warner: Test Pilot
  • 01-08Lee Jackson: Rocker (Nice)
  • 01-08Marcus Hutson: Rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 01-09Dick Yount: Rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 01-09Kenneth Kelley: US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 01-09Rob Hoeke: Dutch pianist / singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 01-11William Albert Penn: Composer
  • 01-12Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen: Mime / director (Stinging Nettle King)
  • 01-13William Duckworth: Composer
  • 01-14Holland Taylor: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
  • 01-14Jose Luis Rodriguez: Caracas, Venezuela -- Singer (Dueno De Nada)
  • 01-14Ronald Hunter: Boston, Massachusetts -- Actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
  • 01-14Shannon Lucid: Shanghai, China -- Astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76 / 79)
  • 01-15Mike Marshall: MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • 01-16Brian Ferneyhough: Composer
  • 01-16Gavin Bryars: Composer
  • 01-17Daniel Charles Brandenstein: Watertown, Wisconsin -- Astronaut (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • 01-18Dave Greene: Rocker
  • 01-19Margriet Francisca: Dutch Princess
  • 01-20Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn: Dutch Provo politician
  • 01-22H James "Jim" Saxton: (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1984- )
  • 01-23William E "Bill" Gibb: Scottish fashion designer

People died in year of 1943

  • 01-05George Washington Carver: Famous black scientist, dies at 81
  • 01-07Nikola Tesla: Yugoslavian physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
  • 01-09Robin G Collingwood: English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 01-10Agustin P Justo y Rolon: President Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66
  • 01-10J Arthur S Berson: Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • 01-12Jan R T Campert: Dutch resistance fighter / Poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • 01-14Adolf Sandberger: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-16Franz Courtens: Flemish Painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • 01-20Giacomo Benvenuti: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-21Otakar Sini: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-23Alexander Woollcott: Critic, dies at 56 of a heart attack while on the radio
  • 01-24John Burns: English Minister of Local Government (1905-14)
  • 01-26Nikolai Vavilov: Geneticist, Saratovv labour camp
  • 02-03Alexander Goode: Rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • 02-04Frank Calder: 1st NHL President
  • 02-05Wim Gertenbach: Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • 02-06HA Seyffardt: Dutch Lieutenant General / NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • 02-09Reydons: Wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • 02-13William Walraven: Journalist / writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 02-14David Hilbert: German Mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • 02-14Frieda Reiss: French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • 02-15Thomas "Fats" Waller: US jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 38
  • 02-15William Victor Harris: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-18Henri Polak: Dutch union leader / politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • 02-22Christoph Probst: German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose)
  • 02-22Hans Scholl: German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • 02-22Sophie Scholl: German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded
  • 03-02Alexandre Yersin: Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • 03-04Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis: Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • 03-04Pieter C Boutens: Dutch Poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73

Events in year of 1944

  • 01-011st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City
  • 01-01Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl, " Oran, North Africa
  • 01-01Gen Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army
  • 01-021st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
  • 01-04Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
  • 01-07Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
  • 01-101st mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia
  • 01-10British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
  • 01-11Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
  • 01-12Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
  • 01-12Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterd
  • 01-14Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum / Wolchow
  • 01-15European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
  • 01-15General Eisenhower arrives in England
  • 01-15Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die
  • 01-16Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
  • 01-17Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
  • 01-181st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
  • 01-20RAF drops 2300 ton bombs on Berlin
  • 01-21447 German bombers attack London
  • 01-21649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
  • 01-22During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
  • 01-23Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers and NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals and most lopsided game 15-0
  • 01-24Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
  • 01-27Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
  • 01-27Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
  • 01-28683 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 01-28U-271 and U-571 sunk off Ireland
  • 01-29285 German bombers attack London
  • 01-30US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands

People born in year of 1944

  • 01-02Peter Eotvos: Composer
  • 01-03Christina von Saltza: United States -- Swimmer (1960 Olympics - 3 Gold / Silver Medalist)
  • 01-04Volker Hornback: Rocker (Tangerine Dream)
  • 01-05Felix Arons: Dutch director / actor (Waaldrecht)
  • 01-06Henry Kravis: Author (The Money Machine)
  • 01-06Robert Landers: Tarrant County, Texas -- PGA golfer (Ft Worth-1976, 78, 80)
  • 01-06Van McCoy: US soul singer / songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
  • 01-07Ad [GB] Nijhuis: Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 01-08Terry Brooks: United States -- Sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
  • 01-09Scott Engel: Vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • 01-11York Georg Holler: Composer
  • 01-12Vlastimil Hort: Czech / German chess player
  • 01-14Graham Vivian Marsh: Kalgoorlie, Australia -- PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • 01-16Chris de Marigny: Painter / designer
  • 01-18Relus ter Beek: Dutch Minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • 01-19Dan Reeves: NFL Coach (New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-19Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Composer
  • 01-19Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey: Nairobi, Kenya -- Anthropologist
  • 01-20Eddie Shah: English publisher (Today, Post)
  • 01-20Isao Okano: Japan -- Middleweight judo (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-20Lieven Soete: Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • 01-21John Kenneth Tavener: Composer
  • 01-21Neely Bruce: Composer
  • 01-23Jerry Lawson: US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • 01-23Marty Russo: (Rep-D-Illinois, 1975- )
  • 01-23Sergey Belov: USSR -- Basketball player (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-24David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman]: Author (World of Star Trek)
  • 01-27Kevin Coyne: Rocker
  • 01-28Brian Keenan: NYC, New York -- Rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today)
  • 01-28James Cran: British MP

People died in year of 1944

  • 01-04Henri "Hans" Flu: Indonesian / Dutch family doctor / antifascist, murder
  • 01-04Kaj Munk [Harald Leininger]: Anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk)
  • 01-05Adolph Goldschmidt: German / Swiss art historian, dies at 80
  • 01-07J Verleun: Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 01-11Galeazzo Count of Cortellazzo Ciano: Italian politician
  • 01-14Mohammed Emin Yurdakul: Turkish poet, dies at about 74
  • 01-19Harold Fraser-Simson: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-21Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout: Flemish Physician / writer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein: German major / pilot, shot down
  • 01-23Edvard Munch: Norwegian Painter (The Scream), dies at 80
  • 01-29William Allen White: US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
  • 02-01Martin Lunssens: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-01Piet Mondrian: Abstract Painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71
  • 02-05Robert E Park: Sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79
  • 02-11Ivan Sollertinski: Friend of Russian Composer D Sjostakovitsj
  • 02-16Edmund von Borck: Composer, dies at 37
  • 02-17Fausto Agnelli: Swiss painter, dies at 64
  • 02-19Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-23Leo Hendrick Baekeland: Inventor (Bakelite)
  • 02-24Leo H A Baekeland: Belgian / US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80
  • 03-01Formans: Director Milos Formans mother, dies in Auschwitz
  • 03-05Max Jacob: French writer, dies in Nazi concentration camp at 67
  • 03-10David Vogel: Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 03-11Hendrik W van Loon: Neth / US radio commentator / writer, dies at 62
  • 03-15Otto von Below: German Commandant (WWI), dies at 86
  • 03-18Benjamin Delmonte: Theater director / actor, dies at 79
  • 03-20Felix Woyrsch: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-22Pucheu: French Internal Minister to Vichy, executed
  • 03-23O C Wingate: British General Major (Burma), dies in air crash
  • 03-28Chayyim Most: Rabbi / Maggid of Kovono, killed by Nazis