Historical Events in March 1943

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

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

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

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

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

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6th Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

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7th Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

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

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 13th Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
  • 14th World War II - The Krak√≥w Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
  • 15th Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
  • 15th Red Army evacuates Kharkov
  • 16th Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks
  • 17th Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • 17th F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • 17th 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
  • 18th James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
  • 18th Red Army evacuates Belgorod

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

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

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19th 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
  • 20th German U-384 bombed & sinks
  • 21st Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
  • 21st Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
  • 22nd Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
  • 22nd Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
  • 22nd SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
  • 23rd German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
  • 25th 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
  • 25th Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
  • 26th Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • 26th Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
  • 27th Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

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

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