On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1943

Historical Events

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

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British premier Winston Churchill contracts pneumonia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 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, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • James Beaton, British GC
1943 Highlights

About February 16, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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