On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBen Kingsley

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

Person of interestJohn Denver

John Denver, American country singer (Rocky Mt High, "thank god he's a country boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 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? 76 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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