What Happened on February 16, 1943

Historical Events

  • -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)

Contract of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill contracts pneumonia

  • Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
  • Withdrawing Afrika Korps reaches Mareth-line in North Africa
  • World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Dowell, English ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • James Beaton, British police officer (awarded George Cross for saving Princess Anne), born in St Fergus, Aberdeenshire
1943 Highlights

About February 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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