This is an article about the year 1943. For the Nintendo game, see
1943 is a common year starting on Friday.
January 4 - End of term for Culbert Olson, 29th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Earl Warren.
January 11 - The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
January 11 - General Juanto dies in Argentina - Ramon Castillo succeeds him
January 12 - Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and writer, dies in Neuengamme concentration camp
January 13 - Richard Moll, actor
January 14 - Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office ( Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill to discuss World War II).
January 15 - World War II: Japanese are driven off Guadalcanal.
January 15 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated ( Arlington, Virginia).
January 18 - World War II: Soviet officials announce they have broken the Wehrmacht's siege of Leningrad.
January 18 - The Jews in the Warsaw ghetto rise up for the first time.
January 23 - World War II: British forces capture Tripoli from the Nazis.
January 23 - In Spearfish, South Dakota, temperature rises from -20 to +7 degrees Celsius in two minutes
January 23 - Duke Ellington plays at New York City's Carnegie Hall for the first time.
January 24 - World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
January 27 - World War II: 50 bombers mount the first all American air raid against Germany ( Wilhelmshaven was the target).
November 1 - World War II: In Operation Goodtime , United States Marines land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
November 2 - World War II: In the early morning hours, American and Japanese ships fight the inconclusive Battle of Empress Augusta Bay off Bougainville.
November 2 - World War II: British troops, in Italy, reach the Garigliano River.
November 15 - Porajmos: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies and "part-Gypsies" were to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps."
November 16 - World War II: After flying from Britain, 160 American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
November 16 - World War II: Japanese submarine sinks surfaced USA submarine USS Corvina near Truk
November 18 - World War II: 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF lost nine aircraft and 53 aviators.
November 20 - World War II: Battle of Tarawa begins - United States Marines land on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands and take heavy fire from Japanese shore guns.
November 22 - World War II: War in the Pacific - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and ROC leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
November 22 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
November 23 - The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1961 and called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
November 25 - World War II: Americans and Japanese fight the naval Battle of Cape St. George between Buka and New Ireland.
November 28 - World War II: Tehran Conference - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran to discuss war strategy (on November 30 they established an agreement concerning a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe codenamed Operation Overlord).
November 29 - Second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
Year in Topic
January 2 - Baris Manco, Turkish celebrity
January 4 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, writer
January 6 - Terry Venables, football (soccer) manager
January 10 - Jim Croce, singer (d. 1973)
January 11 - Jim Hightower, radio host, author
January 16 - Brian Ferneyhough, composer
January 18 - Kay Granger, American politician
January 19 - Janis Joplin, blues singer (d. 1970)
January 19 - Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
January 24 - Sharon Tate, actress (d. 1969)
January 25 - Tobe Hooper, director
January 26 - César Gutiérrez, Major League Baseball player (d. 2005)
January 30 - Marty Balin, musician
February 2 - Erkan Genis, impressionist artist
February 3 - Blythe Danner, actress
February 4 - Alberto_João_Jardim, politician
February 5 - Nolan Bushnell, video game pioneer
February 5 - Craig Morton, US football star
February 6 - Fabian Forte , singer
February 7 - Gareth Hunt. actor
February 9 - Joe Pesci, actor
February 10 - Frank-Patrick Steckel , theater director
February 11 - Ian Cameron , British brigadier
February 12 - Samuel Karokikki, Nauruan athlete (d. 2004)
February 13 - Geoff Edwards, game show host
February 14 - Maceo Parker, musician (P-Funk)
February 15 - Elke Heidenreich , journalist and writer
February 18 - Graeme Garden, writer, comedian, actor
February 20 - Mike Leigh, director
February 21 - David Geffen, producer
February 23 - Fred Biletnikoff, US football star, coach
February 24 - Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
February 25 - George Harrison, musician, member of The Beatles (d. 2001)
February 26 - Bill Duke, actor
February 27 - Morten Lauridsen, composer
March 1 - Gil Amelio, former CEO of National Semiconductor and Apple Computer, now a venture capitalist
March 2 - Peter Straub, American author
March 8 - Lynn Redgrave, English actress
March 9 - Bobby Fischer, American chess player
March 9 - Charles Gibson, American television journalist
March 15 - David Cronenberg, director
March 19 - Mario Monti, aka "Super Mario"
March 22 - Bruno Ganz, actor
March 26 - Bob Woodward, American journalist
March 29 - Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, aka Vangelis, new age musician
March 29 - Eric Idle, actor, writer, composer
March 29 - John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
March 31 - Christopher Walken, actor
May 8 - Toni Tennille, singer
May 10 - Richard (Dick) Darman, government bureaucrat and businessman
May 14 - Jack Bruce, bass guitarist
May 14 - Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland
May 17 - Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, later Raja of Perlis and Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
May 22 - Betty Williams, politician, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Peace
May 23 - John Newcombe, tennis player
May 31 - Joe Namath, American football quarterback
May 31 - Sharon Gless, actress
November 7 - Joni Mitchell, musician
November 19 - Aurelio Monteagudo, Major League Baseball player (d. 1990)
December 8 - James Douglas Morrison, later known as Jim Morrison, US singer, songwriter, poet (d. 1971)
December 11- John Kerry, politician
December 13 - Ferguson Jenkins, Baseball Hall of Famer
December 17 - Ron Geesin, musician
December 18 - Keith Richards, guitarist for The Rolling Stones
December 23 - Harry Shearer, actor, voice actor
December 24 - Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
December 31 - John Denver, American musician
January 5 - George Washington Carver, American educator, activist, and botanist
January 7 - Nikola Tesla, physicist
January 23 - Alexander Woollcott, bon vivant
February 14 - David Hilbert, mathematician
February 17 - Armand J. Piron, jazz musician (b. 1888)
March 3 - George Thompson, English cricketer (b. 1877)
March 12 - Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor
March 13 - Stephen Vincent Benet, American poet (b. 1898)
March 28 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer and pianist
April 18 - Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral
May 26 - Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford
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