On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon), born in North Shields, England
  • John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor, born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • Michael Greer, American actor (Bobby Gentry Show), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2002)
1943 Highlights

About April 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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