On This Day

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
  • Mih├íly Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFats Waller

Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), dies at 39

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

1943 Highlights

About December 15, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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