On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1943

Historical Events

  • Members of White Rose student resistance group are executed in Nazi Germany

Plane Crash

Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

Famous Birthdays

  • David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dick Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Horst K√∂hler, German politician, born in Skierbiesz√≥w, Poland
  • Tom Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded for treason at 24
  • Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
1943 Highlights

About February 22, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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