On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1943

Historical Events

  • 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others

Famous Birthdays

  • Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa Was A Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrendered his life jacket, drowns
1943 Highlights

About February 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius