What Happened on February 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

  • Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Squire Fridell, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance