What Happened on December 24, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines" premieres in London

Historic Event

US President FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Christiane Schmidtmer, German actress (Ship of Fools), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Suzy Menkes, British fashion journalist (International Herald Tribune, Vogue), born in Beaconsfield
  • Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings

Carl Reiner

American comic actor and writer Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

1943 Highlights

About December 24, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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