What Happened on February 20, 1943

Historical Events

  • Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
  • American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn field (Mexico)
  • Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, Japanese pro wrestler (12 x world champion; NJPW/JWA), promoter, and politician (House of Councillors, 1989-95 & 2013-19), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 2022) [1]
  • Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
1943 Highlights

About February 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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