On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1943

Historical Events

Music History

NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

Famous Birthdays

John Denver

(Henry) John Denver [Deutschendorf], American pop songwriter ("Leaving On A Jet Plane"), country-pop singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Calypso"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), and actor (Oh, God!), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal), born in Scarborough, England

  • Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)
1943 Highlights

About December 31, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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