What Happened on September 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
  • Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)