What Happened in September 1943

Historical Events


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Sep 1 Chiang Kai-shek again becomes Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Sep 3 British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)
  • Sep 3 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
  • Sep 4 British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
  • Sep 5 US airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea
  • Sep 6 "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79
  • Sep 6 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • Sep 6 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • Sep 6 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Sep 7 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Sep 7 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)
  • Sep 8 Italy surrenders to Allies in WWII
  • Sep 8 Lt-Gen Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily
  • Sep 8 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • Sep 9 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • Sep 9 Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to Marrakech/Prestwick
  • Sep 9 Red Army occupies Bachmatsj
  • Sep 9 US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
  • Sep 10 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • Sep 10 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • Sep 10 Italian fleet anchors at Malta
  • Sep 10 Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
  • Sep 11 Allied armed forces conquer Salerno, Italy
  • Sep 11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • Sep 11 Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
  • Sep 11 US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
  • Sep 12 Free French lands on Corsica

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Sep 12 Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 13 German counter attack at Salerno
  • Sep 13 The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch pennant #14
  • Sep 15 Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
  • Sep 15 Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens
  • Sep 15 Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens
  • Sep 16 Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
  • Sep 16 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
  • Sep 17 Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • Sep 17 World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • Sep 18 Cardinals clinch NL pennant

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Sep 18 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 19 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
  • Sep 19 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
  • Sep 20 Liberator bomber sinks U-338
  • Sep 21 Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
  • Sep 21 Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
  • Sep 21 Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
  • Sep 21 Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
  • Sep 22 British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz
  • Sep 22 Destroyer HMS Itchen torpedoed & sinks
  • Sep 22 Destroyer HMS Keppel sinks U-229
  • Sep 24 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
  • Sep 25 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
  • Sep 27 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
  • Sep 27 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
  • Sep 29 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel

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Sep 29 Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • Sep 29 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
  • Sep 30 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1968)
  • Sep 1 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 2 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • Sep 2 Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
  • Sep 2 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 3 Dave Eichelberger, Waco TX, PGA golfer (1971 Greater Milwaukee Open)
  • Sep 3 Michael D Barnes, (Rep-D-MD, 1979-86)
  • Sep 3 Mick Farren, UK, sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid)
  • Sep 3 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Sep 3 Frank Lister, English footballer
  • Sep 4 Giuseppi Gentile, Italy, triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • Sep 5 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, rocker (Impalas)
  • Sep 5 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)

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Sep 6 George Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters
  • Sep 6 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 7 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer
  • Sep 7 Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada
  • Sep 8 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • Sep 9 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • Sep 10 Garrett List, composer
  • Sep 10 Eldridge Coleman ("Superstar" Billy Graham), American professional wrestler
  • Sep 10 Daniel Truhitte, American actor
  • Sep 10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • Sep 11 Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • Sep 11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist
  • Sep 12 Maria Muldaur, Greenwich Village, NY, singer (Midnight at the Oasis)
  • Sep 12 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer
  • Sep 16 David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • Sep 16 Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • Sep 16 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Samuel T Durrance, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 17 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator (d. 1997)
  • Sep 18 Michael Vetter, composer
  • Sep 19 Chris Joyce, photographer
  • Sep 19 Christi Haas, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Sep 19 Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN)
  • Sep 20 Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer

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Sep 20 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), born in Kano, Nigeria

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Sep 22 Toni Basil, American singer
  • Sep 23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 23 Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • Sep 23 Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)

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Sep 23 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 24 Lee Aaker, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
  • Sep 25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
  • Sep 26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • Sep 26 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 27 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth
  • Sep 27 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • Sep 27 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
  • Sep 27 Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
  • Sep 27 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • Sep 28 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • Sep 28 J T Walsh, actor (Col Frank Bach-Dark Skies)
  • Sep 28 Joel Higgins, Bloomington Ill, actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons)
  • Sep 28 Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)
  • Sep 28 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Sep 28 Nick St Nicholas, Hamburg Germany, rock bassist (Steppenwolf)
  • Sep 28 Susanne Jagd, Denmark, actress (Between the Sheets, Tinderbox)
  • Sep 28 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive

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Sep 29 Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel 1983) and President of Poland (1990-95), born in Popowo, Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Sep 29 Manuel Fernandez, rocker
  • Sep 29 Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)
  • Sep 29 Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran
  • Sep 29 Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • Sep 30 Jody Powell, press mouthpiece (Jimmy Carter)
  • Sep 30 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 30 Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Sep 30 Ian Ogilvy, British Actor

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • Sep 7 J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)
  • Sep 15 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer, dies at 2
  • Sep 17 Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • Sep 27 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 28 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • Sep 28 Fritzi Brunette, American actress, dies at 53
  • Sep 30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)