On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • British & US offensive directed at Tunis and Bizerta

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Carmen von Thyssen, Spanish philanthropist and art collector, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • HervĂ© Villechaize, French-American actor (Fantasy Island - Ze plane! Ze plane!), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)
  • Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (6 x NHL All Star; Vezina Trophy 1970, 72, 74; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (d. 2021)
1943 Highlights

About April 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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