What Happened on December 15, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Blanco, American politician, 1st female Governor of Louisiana (2004-08), born in New Iberia, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Lucien den Arend, Dutch geometric abstract sculptor, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Mihály Hesz, Hungarian sprint canoeist (Olympic gold K-1 1000 1968; World C'ship gold K-1 10000 1966; K-1 4x500 1971), born in Nógrád, Hungary
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

Fats Waller (1904-1943)

American jazz organist, piano player, singer and composer ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose"; "Hot Chocolate"), dies of pneumonia at 39 [1]

1943 Highlights

About December 15, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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