On This Day

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)
  • Antonio Inoki [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
  • 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? 78 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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