On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1943

Historical Events

  • George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)
  • Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
1943 Highlights

About February 28, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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