Historical Events in January 1943

  • 1st Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • 1st Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 1st 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 1st 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • 1st 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 3rd 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 3rd Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa

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4th Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
  • 5th Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
  • 5th William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • 9th Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
  • 10th Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

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10th 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 11th US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 12th Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

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13th British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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13th Hitler declares "Total War"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 13th Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 13th US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
  • 14th Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 14th FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
  • 14th Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
  • 14th World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke
  • 14th World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane
  • 14th World War II: Casablanca Conference begins (Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • 15th 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 15th World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed
  • 15th 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • 15th World War II: The Soviets begin a counter-offensive at Voronezh
  • 16th -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • 16th 1st US air raid on Ambon
  • 16th German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
  • 16th Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • 17th Tin Can Drive Day in the US, salvage collected for the war effort
  • 18th Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • 18th US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • 18th The first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • 19th Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
  • 19th Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • 20th Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
  • 20th Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans
  • 21st Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
  • 21st Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
  • 21st Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
  • 22nd 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 22nd Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
  • 22nd Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
  • 22nd Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
  • 23rd 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 23rd British 8th army marches into Tripoli
  • 23rd Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 23rd Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

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23rd Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 24th Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • 24th Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 27th 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • 28th Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • 28th Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • 29th New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
  • 29th Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
  • 29th U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • 30th 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
  • 30th German assault on French in Tunisia
  • 30th German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • 30th Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
  • 30th Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • 30th USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • 31st 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
  • 31st Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • 31st Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad