What Happened on April 15, 1943

Historical Events

  • Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase

Famous Birthdays

  • "Mighty" Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Hugh Thompson Jr., American Vietnam War veteran who played a major role in ending the 1968 My Lai massacre, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), born in Depok, Buitenzorg, Dutch East Indies (d. 2017)

Robert LefkowitzRobert Lefkowitz (79 years old)

American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist, dies at 61
  • Raffaele Casimiri, Italian composer, and musicologist dies at 62
1943 Highlights

About April 15, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries