Historical Events in March 1943

  • Mar 1 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • Mar 2 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
  • Mar 3 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
  • Mar 3 F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 3 Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • Mar 4 Transport #50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor

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Mar 4 15th Academy Awards: "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

  • Mar 5 Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
  • Mar 5 RAF bombs Essen Germany

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Mar 6 Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

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Mar 6 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

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Mar 7 Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Mar 8 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
  • Mar 8 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
  • Mar 8 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Mar 8 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
  • Mar 9 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
  • Mar 9 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
  • Mar 11 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
  • Mar 12 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
  • Mar 13 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)

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Mar 13 Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 13 Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
  • Mar 14 World War II: Krak√≥w Ghetto is "liquidated"
  • Mar 15 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
  • Mar 15 Red Army evacuates Kharkov
  • Mar 16 Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks
  • Mar 17 Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • Mar 17 F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, the Netherlands
  • Mar 18 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
  • Mar 18 Red Army evacuates Belgorod

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Mar 18 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

  • Mar 19 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
  • Mar 19 British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia
  • Mar 19 Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.

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Mar 19 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Mar 20 German U-384 bombed & sinks
  • Mar 21 Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
  • Mar 21 Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
  • Mar 22 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
  • Mar 22 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
  • Mar 22 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
  • Mar 23 German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
  • Mar 25 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
  • Mar 25 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
  • Mar 26 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • Mar 26 Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
  • Mar 27 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

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Mar 27 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Mar 27 US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia
  • Mar 29 Meat( 784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
  • Mar 30 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
  • Mar 30 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
  • Mar 31 Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 31 US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326