What Happened on January 1, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerilyn Britz, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska

Famous Deaths

  • Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)